Aug. 30, 2011

Geneseo is recognized in rankings

Fiske guide

Geneseo has been singled out in three rankings — as a best buy college in the nation and for its contribution to the public good.

  • SUNY Geneseo is ranked 10th overall in the nation among 553 "master's universities" in Washington Monthly magazine's 2011 college rankings. The college is the only public school among the first 14 on the list. Schools are ranked based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and doctoral degrees); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). Geneseo has a particularly strong foundation to support the research category. For example, Washington Monthly ranks Geneseo 10th among the 553 schools in the number of alumni who go on to receive doctoral degrees, relative to school size. Geneseo ranked 11th in that category. The "master's universities" category includes schools that offer comprehensive undergraduate programs, some master's programs but few doctoral programs.
  • Geneseo ranked 62nd in Forbes magazine'' "Top 100 Best Buy Colleges for 2011." The best buy colleges were calculated by taking a college's overall quality ranking (Geneseo ranked 412 on the list of 650) and dividing that by the school's in-state tuition and fees. There are about 2,400 degree-granting colleges in the United States. The best undergraduate institution rankings were based on five weighted areas: student satisfaction; post-graduate success; student debt; four-year graduation rate; and competitive awards.
  • Geneseo is among 49 "Best Buy Schools" named in the 2012 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," based on quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance. Geneseo has been on the list for several years. The guide highlights Geneseo as a preferred option for students who want the feel of a private college at a public-university price. It notes that the college "attracts high achievers from around the nation."