Founded in 1871, Geneseo is one of the premier public liberal arts colleges in the country. Nationally recognized for excellence and value in the liberal arts, Geneseo is known for its exceptional faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing fiercely loyal alumni.
Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, and a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, Geneseo offers a uniquely warm environment for learning and discovery. The campus embodies the traditions of northeastern colleges with brick walkways, shade trees, and flourishing ivy.
Integrated Science Center
We have 54 undergraduate majors, graduate programs in accounting and education, and an array of dual degree and international study programs. Our undergraduate research grants program enables students to engage in a wide variety of research with faculty members, and present papers at regional and national meetings.
The College’s $53 million Integrated Science Center includes the only pelletron particle accelerator in Western New York — an unexpected asset for scientific research in the region. Geneseo is also among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics. Among primarily undergraduate institutions, the College ranks in the top 10 nationally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.
Main Street, Geneseo
The Geneseo Athletics program is another point of pride on campus. With 20 NCAA Division III teams, many of which are highly ranked, Geneseo stands out among comparably sized colleges. During the 2016-17 academic year, Geneseo finished 13th in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings, which measures the overall excellence of the nearly 450 Division III athletic programs in the nation.
With more than 200 student organizations (including 11 student multicultural groups), an active student government, community service opportunities, and a variety of distinguished speakers and cultural events each year, we are committed to providing opportunities for students to engage with their classmates, the local community, and the world around.
Students describe Geneseo as the best four years of their life — and for good reason. But you don't have to take our word for it. Schedule a visit and see for yourself.
SUNY Geneseo is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education, with additional accreditations awarded to the School of Business and Ella Cline Shear School of Education. A full list of accreditations can be found on Geneseo's consumer information page.