For Immediate Release —Jan. 8, 2009
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516

SUNY Geneseo Makes Another Strong Showing in Kiplinger Rankings of Public Colleges

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo is among the colleges highly ranked on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine 2009 list of four-year schools in the nation that exemplify excellent academics while keeping their in-state and out-of-state costs to a minimum. 

Geneseo is ranked second for best value among the country’s public colleges for out-of-state students and sixth for in-state students.  Geneseo ranked first and sixth, respectively, in last year’s rankings. 

“This is yet another indicator substantiating Geneseo’s strength as one of the country’s outstanding public liberal arts colleges,” said SUNY Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl.  “The Kiplinger recognition comes in the midst of a turbulent economy when students and parents both inside and outside of New York are taking hard looks at options for quality higher education that won’t break the bank. Geneseo is a highly desirable option for the best and brightest students in the country seeking an exceptional and affordable liberal arts education.”

The number of applications for next fall’s class is up significantly from last year, according to Bill Caren, Geneseo’s associate vice president for enrollment management.

“Our position as one of the top college values in the nation continues to pay dividends in these difficult economic times,” says Caren.  “We are definitely seeing students with a stronger academic profile.  Rankings like these from Kiplinger help define who we are and attract the kind of student we like to have on campus.”

Schools in the Kiplinger rankings are selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities.  Order is based on academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four- and six-year graduation rates and on cost and financial aid.