B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
SUNY Geneseo is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
From SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's finest public liberal arts colleges with selected professional and graduate programs. Located in upstate New York, Geneseo attracts highly motivated and incredibly talented students from across the state, the nation, and the world. Our unique brand of liberal arts education helps students develop the skills they'll need in the 21st century and the kind of mindset that will allow them to adapt to careers that don't even exist yet. Discover for yourself what drives us at Geneseo—you'll see that there's no place like here.

SUNY Geneseo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1090-1300
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$17,283/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,102/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,773/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,480/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,620/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,513/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,397Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Academically Competitive
    36%
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Stressed
    18%
  • Happy but Busy
    8%
  • Fun
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.64 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Outstanding
    49%
  • Worthwhile
    35%
  • Endurable
    8%
  • Whatever
    5%
  • Isolating
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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I came to Geneseo very optimistic, but it has been the most demoralizing experience of my life thus far. Most professors are either incompetent or set ridiculous expectations, or sometimes they fit both criteria. The only reason I am giving this a 4 star rating is because I couldn't think of another SUNY school I would rather go to. Transfer students, such as myself are often stigmatized by intolerant professors such as Julia Walker as being "lazy", and will struggle to fit in socially and establish a group of friends for their short remaining 2 years here. Luckily if you have no personality and don't mind giving up your dignity, you can rush a fraternity or sorority, have fun destroying your GPA given the ridiculous social requirements and hazing. And many students here including myself could have just as easily gone to Fredonia, Buff State, Albany, etc., and graduated with a 3.9-4.0, but instead we will be graduating here, struggling to get a 3.6-3.7 at BEST!
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It is a small sized college with a very tight and close community. The kindness and nicety of the local people are something that makes this college a unique place. If you like bucolic setting, small but tight community and can bear the severity of the winter, this is your place. If you favor big campus, this is not your place. The level of academics is high, students are eager to study. Outside-class-activities are limited, however. This school put a heavy focus on its science department and is planning on shifting the gear to science from their current focus on liberal arts.
The school is extremely not diverse. It is a white school, and international students are often underrepresented, which is where I'd like to see an improvement in.
The college administrative department cordinates very poorly.
We have four children; three have graduated from Geneseo, so far.
One is a lawyer- attend
ed George Mason, a very high ranking Law School in DC;
another attended Albany Medical School, the oldest private medical school in the country and is now a plastic surgeon resident at the Ivy League U Penn;
our third earned an MBA from RIT and has a high ranking position in a large corporation.
Our youngest child will be attending in September. She has wanted to be a dentist, since she was a young child. I am sure Geneseo will prepare her well.
We were happy to put all of these children in private schools.
They insisted on coming here- one after the other.
If you want a solid education and want to study hard, have good clean fun, in a great environment, this is a great place.