SUNY Geneseo's College Rankings: 2010

Nov. 3, 2010: Geneseo Ranks Highly on SCA Internship Participation List

SUNY Geneseo was ninth in the nation for the number of current students and recent alumni participating in Student Conservation Association (SCA) internships for the 2009-10 school year.

Fifteen from Geneseo were involved in SCA internships ranging from trail maintenance in Virginia's Jefferson National Forest to preserving and cataloging historic archive collections of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. Geneseo joins much larger schools on the top-10 list, such as the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Clemson, Michigan State University and the University of Florida.

The SCA connects young people to the natural world by engaging them in hands-on service to the land, helping them to interpret and protect the country's vital natural, historical and cultural resource treasures.



Sept. 13, 2010: Geneseo Among ‘Most Desirable Rural Schools'in Kaplan/Newsweek Rankings

Geneseo is ranked #21 on the Kaplan/Newsweek list of the 25 "Most Desirable Rural Schools" in the United States. It is the first year that rankings have been part of the Kaplan/Newsweek "Finding the Right College for You" guide.

The publication highlights 25 schools in 12 categories to assist prospective students and their parents in college decision-making. Geneseo joins schools such as Dartmouth College, Amherst College and Clemson University in the rural school category. The publication based rankings in the category on the same criteria as the 25 "Most Desirable Schools in America" category and then adjusted the ranking to include only schools in rural areas.

Newsweek and Kaplan, an educational and career services provider best known for its test prep programs, are subsidiaries of The Washington Post Co.



Aug. 22, 2010:  Geneseo on Parade Magazine's ‘A-List' of Colleges

Parade magazine, a Sunday supplement distributed by numerous newspapers across the country, has placed Geneseo on its "A-List" of 20 small public schools in the nation.

The Aug. 22 issue contains "A-List" schools across the country, based on recommendations from top high school counselors. Geneseo's inclusion was based on responses from 43 counselors.

The article notes that schools in Geneseo's category "combine the communal feel of a small liberal-arts college with the breadth of choice offered by a big university," and asserts that "this may be one of the very best public institutions for teaching and learning in the nation. Geneseo kids are plenty smart and want to learn."



Aug. 23, 2010:  College Ranks Seventh in Washington Monthly Magazine Rankings

Geneseo is ranked 7th overall in the nation among 551 "master's universities" in Washington Monthly magazine's 2010 college rankings. The college is the only public school among the first 18 on the list.

The magazine ranks the schools 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 service category. For example, Washington Monthly ranks Geneseo 11th among the 551 schools in the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, relative to school size, one of the metrics in the category. Between 2001-09, 116 Geneseo graduates have served in that service organization.

In addition, Geneseo has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Colleges earn a position on the honor through their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. Geneseo has been on the honor roll every year since the recognition was launched in 2006.

Geneseo also ranked 11th in the research category for the number of its graduates who go on to receive doctorates, relative to school size.

Washington Monthly's "master's universities" category includes schools that offer comprehensive undergraduate programs, some master's programs but few doctoral programs.

Complete rankings are in the September-October issue of Washington Monthly.



Aug. 17, 2010:  U.S. News & World Report Cites Geneseo's Strong Commitment to Teaching
U.S. News & World Report has ranked SUNY Geneseo first among four North Region universities identified as having a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Geneseo is one of 86 schools from the four regions of the country on the list, contained in the magazine's 2011 rankings of the nation's top colleges and universities.

Geneseo also made another strong showing this year in the magazine's general rankings, placing second among the "Top Public Universities" list for the North Region. It also ranks 12th in the "Best Regional Universities" category for the same region, a category that combines both public and private institutions.
Geneseo is also listed among all public and private schools in the country with the lowest acceptance rates, highest graduation rates and highest freshman retention rates. Geneseo's rates are 35%, 80% and 90.8%, respectively.


Aug. 3, 2010:  Princeton Review Places Geneseo on Best Colleges List for 2011
The Princeton Review has included Geneseo on its list of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education. The college is featured in the 2011 edition of its annual guide, "The Best 373 Colleges." Geneseo has been on the annual list for several years.
About 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, The Princeton Review's flagship college guide.


July 21, 2010:  Geneseo Among 45 'Best Buy Schools' in Latest Fiske Guide
Geneseo is among 45 "Best Buy Schools" named in the 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Inclusion on the list in the highly respected publication is based on the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance. Geneseo has made the list the past several years and is the only SUNY institution in the group this year.
The publication names 45 institutions in the country - 21 public and 24 private - as "Best Buys," deemed inexpensive or moderately priced with a four- or five-star academic rating. The guide is available at bookstores and online.