Sep. 13, 2011

Geneseo is named the top "Up-and-Coming" college in the northern region


Among the high rankings Geneseo has received, U.S. News & World Report magazine named the college the top  "Up-and-Coming" university in the north in it's 2012 guidebook./PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11







U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Geneseo as the top "Up-and-Coming" and "Best Undergraduate Teaching" regional university in the north in its 2012 best colleges guidebook. The college also ranked second in the "Best Public Schools" category in the north and also jumped four places — from 12th to tied for 8th— in the general northern regional university rankings. 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.

"The rankings continue to validate Geneseo's strong academic and student life programs," said Bill Caren, associate vice president for enrollment management. "We continue to attract very strong students primarily because of our faculty's strong commitment to undergraduate education."

"Up-and-Coming" colleges and universities were selected from data collected in a spring 2011 survey of college administrators who were asked to nominate institutions that they think have made the most promising innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

In the general northern regional university rankings, Geneseo was one of two public colleges ranked in the top 20.

The college also is featured in the "Road Trip" section, in which a reporter visits campus and provides an overview of the campus for prospective students.

All of this year's rankings are available online and will be published in the 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook, available at and on newsstands Sept. 20.