Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
SUNY Geneseo is an above-average public college located in Geneseo, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,375 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the SUNY Geneseo acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Communications. Graduating 81% of students, SUNY Geneseo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,100.
SUNY Geneseo Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.72 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
SUNY Geneseo Reviews
Having just completed my first year at SUNY Geneseo, I can say I really enjoy the school. Coming from a very diverse inner-city school district, the diversity is almost nonexistent- there are a ton of stereotypical greek life people, but that makes the party scene pretty fun at least. Not a ton to do in the area unless you drive, and since everyone can bring cars there are never any parking spaces available. I'm excited to return, though, as I did form a solid friend group and meet a really great guy. Teachers I had were all fantastic throughout COVID-19 considering my family had a good share of health problems. Physics/Astronomy department rocks! Not my major, but definitely has some of the best professors.
I've had a great academic experience so far! I am an International Relations major and the Political Science department is one of the best in Geneseo, I love all my professors! The school's administration is the main problem, they are very disorganized and shady, the students are often left out of the school's plans. We don't even have a library, the administration plans to open it in 2025 so no one will be able to use it in five years! I hate Pres. Battles!
I can not stress enough how much the people here just seem to skate by, I couldn't name a handful of people who are actually happy. Greek life overruns the school, you will get asked the question "what are you in" once a day from beginning to end of your Geneseo journey. Good luck going to parties without being in or knowing someone in a frat or on a sports team. Even my closest friends to date regret coming here, not a single person I know here has not contemplated transferring. The administration is also a joke, we won't even have a functioning library until 2025. The classes you want are also beyond difficult to get into if you aren't a senior, it's a scramble once a semester at 7 am to even try to grab 13 reasonable credits.