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
There is a large variety of Greek life organizations available at SUNY Geneseo, with each's social code and reputation on the campus being completely different. Their presence is impossible to miss, with their Greek houses being so near campus, not to mention their number of members. The college's service organizations, like APO, are appreciated in the community and coexist quite well with the various other social Greek houses. There is a healthy mix of Greek and non-Greek students, with opinions of each other being almost always neutral or supportive. Unfavorable Greek life organizations are mostly looked down upon, and there seems to be a Fraternity or Sorority that seems to fit any curious student's cravings.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
The two dorm options at Geneseo are corridor style and suite style, with the latter personally being preferred. Ther is just more space in total, and it allows for socialization in a much more casual way. In the Quads, which have 4 but sometimes 3 suites, there are shared kitchens, living rooms and studies that are frequented by almost everyone in those suites. Most of the population of a quad get to know one another in just one semester, and it helps to promote my favorite thing about the suites style living: the atmosphere.

Not only are living conditions more laid-back and personal, these shared rooms in the quad are kept up by the most friendly janitorial staff I have ever met. I truly appreciate them for keeping the halls so clean, and try to give them as much respect as possible. This friendliness is reflected in the RAs that man the residence halls. Almost every RA I have interacted with has been helpful or at the very least friendly. They all mean well, and helped me adjust to living in the hall at a much faster rate than I expected to.

The cleanliness factor is unfortunately not consistent throughout every residence hall, and to varying degrees, the friendliness. While the general atmosphere stays about the same, the quality of life is not wholly uniform. However, because of the general intimacy of the student body, people seem to be able to get through their individual situations.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
SUNY Geneseo has given me an experience that I have loved so far. This school has a unique sense of closeness that I did not see anywhere else in my search, and I am very thankful that I've become a part of It. Geneseo is surrounded on all sides by rural countryside while still being a reasonable distance from places like Rochester and local state parks. This closeness guarantees that on campus, students get to know each other. Faces are always familiar for being a small college in size, and that feeling makes Geneseo an easier place to live. Rather than students being disconnected from everything save for classes, I saw that the college has strong connections to the community too. Many professors live in the town and keep the academia and community close together. This socialization kept new students like me from feeling stranded at Geneseo. I would, if I had to make the choice again, definitely choose Geneseo.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago