Jan. 18, 2012

Geneseo starts semester with a top ranking


Students use the particle accelerator in the Integrated Science Center for study. Hands-on research and outstanding faculty are some of the reasons why Geneseo is ranked third for out-of-state students and 11th for in-state students for best value among the country's public four-year colleges according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. /FILE PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS '11




The college is beginning the spring 2012 semester with another accolade for providing outstanding education.

Geneseo is ranked third for out-of-state students and 11th for in-state students in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2012 list of best values among the nation's public four-year colleges.

geneseo in the newsThe rankings cite four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. The annual list of the top 100 schools are available in Kiplinger's February 2012 issue and online.

"In tough economic times, Geneseo remains committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate learning experience possible, and our strong showing in the Kiplinger rankings validates that," said Bill Caren, associate vice president for enrollment services. "We continue to attract strong students and faculty to our campus who excel in many ways, and we are pleased that independent parties recognize the value of a Geneseo education."

Indicators of student quality are numerous at Geneseo. Last May, four seniors received Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence. This year's entering class had a mean SAT score of 1330 and a mean high school GPA of 94. More than half ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Geneseo's faculty continue to receive accolades for their work. In the past three years, for example, 17 faculty members have received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Forty-two faculty members have received SUNY distinguished professorships since 1973.