Sep. 25, 2013

Geneseo earns accolade as one of the best public schools

Sturges Hall in fall with sunlight

Geneseo added a rank of being one of the "Top Public Schools" and is second among "Best Undergraduate Teaching" universities in the north region, according to U.S. News & World Report. /FILE PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11

Geneseo prides itself on its outstanding professors, and can add yet another feather in the college's cap.

The college is second on U.S. News & World Report's "Top Public Schools" rankings and tied for second on the "Best Undergraduate Teaching" list among north region universities in its just-published 2014 Best Colleges guidebook. The college also is 15th in the general rankings for north region universities. U.S. News defines a regional university as one that offers a full range of majors and master's programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.

"Undergraduate teaching is Geneseo's hallmark so it's really no surprise to see the college ranked so highly in the teaching category and that is a major factor in our top public school ranking," said Provost Carol S. Long. "SUNY student surveys indicate that 92 percent of our recent grads would definitely or probably attend Geneseo again. The superb teaching of our faculty largely accounts for that overwhelming response."

Geneseo began the new academic year with more good news: Washington Monthly magazine ranked the college second overall among the nation’s master's universities for its contribution to the public good across three categories — social mobility, research and promoting an ethic of service to country.