SUNY Geneseo

828 reviews
  1. Geneseo, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
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

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

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1120-1320
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,850/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,704/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,295/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,320/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,900/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,455Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Academically Competitive
    35%
  • Motivated
    35%
  • Stressed
    19%
  • Happy but Busy
    8%
  • Fun
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.62 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Outstanding
    49%
  • Worthwhile
    34%
  • Endurable
    9%
  • Whatever
    6%
  • Isolating
    3%

After SUNY Geneseo

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

828 reviews
  • Excellent
    126
  • Very Good
    332
  • Average
    297
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    21
Campus Shuttle – If you need to go somewhere around campus or the town of Genseo, the campus shuttle is your best option. In addition to being free, it has several pick up and drop off locations and runs throughout the day and into the evenings. It also runs on weekends which can be helpful and enable you to go to parties in the winter without worrying about freezing or dealing with drunk drivers. However, if you are sober and on the bus on the weekend evenings, be prepared to deal with large quantities of drunk chanting and yelling. If you have a good sense of humor, it can actually be amusing: transportation and entertainment! The campus also provides car pooling and scheduled bus trips to the mall in Rochester and other locations on the weekend. Geneseo is small enough that it is pretty easy to get around the town if you don't have access to your own mode of transportation. Getting out of town and into Rochester or other areas is significantly less convenient and accessible, though still possible.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 3 2012
I am currently a Music Performance and Psychology double major. It is quite a bit of a workload. Psychology is one of our school's biggest departments. We take pride in our major and help each other out a lot because it isn't an easy major. The requirements to graduate with any of the majors here isn't too much for someone to handle. I claimed to be a Music and Psychology double major during the first semester of my sophomore year and I know that I can still graduate on time, even if I am a little behind everyone else.
Before becoming a Music/Psychology double major, I used to be a Geology major (our school's second most difficult major). Geology was tough but it was certainly interesting. If I had the courage, I'd definitely triple major with Geology!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 28 2012
I came to Geneseo because it is a school for academics rather than athletics or social life. Seeing as it is in the middle of no where, it's not an easy place to be to have a great night life which is why I came here. Student here all have to work hard in order to succeed in their classes and prospective majors, no matter what the major is. Although Geneseo is a school that is focused majorly on the sciences, any department here is very well renowned. Seeing as this school is a small school unlike SUNY Binghamton, the professors have more time for their students which results in them caring for their students more.
But being small school also has it's downfalls. We cannot offer as much programs here as we can in the bigger schools. Our classes are limited which means that when registering for a class you'd like, seniority has it's benefits. So it'll be good idea to come to Geneseo with as much credits as possible!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 28 2012