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B+
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
About SUNY Geneseo...
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

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
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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
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 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 43 responses
Report
  • Academically Competitive
    35%
  • Motivated
    33%
  • Stressed
    16%
  • Happy but Busy
    7%
  • Boring and from some rural area
    5%
  • Fun
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.68 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Outstanding
    44%
  • Worthwhile
    32%
  • Endurable
    7%
  • Whatever
    7%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Isolating
    5%

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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SUNY Geneseo Reviews

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It has taken me a while to get comfortable on Geneseo's campus as the college lacks in diversity and the undetectable welcoming environment. I like academic challenge of Geneseo, and that is about it! If you are not on a sports team or in a Greek cult, it is difficult to find a circle of friends. It also does not help that Geneseo is very cliquey. I made vows to leave almost every semester, and somehow I am going into my second year. If you can look past the repetitive food in the dining halls and like to be challenged , then Geneseo is the place for you!
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SUNY Geneseo is a wonderful university! The other students and campus staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. Although courses are rather challenging, you know that you'll come out a better student and individual in the end. Geneseo is a place that is about so much more than just an education but about preparing you for what life after graduation might be like.
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.