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Geneseo, NY 14454-1401

Phone: (585) 245-5211
2013-2014 Tuition
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Jan. 1
application deadline

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#15 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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SUNY--Geneseo is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,388, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 220 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY--Geneseo's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 15. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,393 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,843 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

SUNY College at Geneseo, nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate education, is a public liberal arts college with selected professional and master's level programs. It combines a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment. The entire college community works together to develop socially responsible citizens with skills and values important to the pursuit of an enriched life and success in the world.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1871
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $17,271,676


When applying to SUNY--Geneseo, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at SUNY--Geneseo is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 45.7%
Application deadline January 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at SUNY--Geneseo is 19:1, and the school has 32.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at SUNY--Geneseo include: Education; Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 67%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 19%
Social Sciences 14%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Psychology 10%

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Student Life

SUNY--Geneseo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,388, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. SUNY--Geneseo is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,557
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

SUNY--Geneseo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. SUNY--Geneseo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at SUNY--Geneseo, 21 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at SUNY--Geneseo.

Students who have cars on campus 21%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At SUNY--Geneseo, 39.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,735.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,393 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,843 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,850 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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