SUNY Geneseo is a highly selective liberal arts college located in one of the most beautiful villages in Upstate New York. The college attracts top-tier students from New York and beyond, and is widely regarded as a public counterpart to selective private liberal arts colleges. Prospective students consider Geneseo alongside competitors such as Colgate, Hamilton, Vassar, the University of Rochester and Cornell.
Students who choose Geneseo do so because of its reputation as an exceptional liberal arts college, and with the knowledge that they will receive a first-rate education at a fraction of the cost of many competing institutions. The excellent value of SUNY Geneseo is further reinforced by its consistently high ranking in respected education review guides such as Fiske Guide, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. SUNY Geneseo's most recent rankings are detailed below. Ready to apply?
Sept. 9, 2015: Geneseo Earns Top Teaching Honors in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
SUNY Geneseo ranked number one in the “U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Teaching” rankings for north region universities in its “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook. Geneseo has ranked first in that category for five of the six years “U.S. News” has included it in its rankings. The college also is second in the "Top Public Schools" category, and 14th in the general rankings for north region universities.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings have been published for many years, and Geneseo has consistently appeared among the top 15 schools in the college's categories.
All of the 2016 “U.S. News” rankings are available online and published in the 2016 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook.
August 24, 2015: SUNY Geneseo Fifth Nationally in ‘Washington Monthly’ 2015 Rankings
Washington Monthly magazine has ranked SUNY Geneseo fifth overall among the nation’s 673 master's-level universities for its contribution to the public good across three broad categories: social mobility, research and civic engagement, and promoting an ethic of service to country. It’s the third year in a row that Geneseo has been in the top five schools in the rankings. View the complete 2015 rankings.
August 4, 2015: SUNY Geneseo on The Princeton Review's Best Colleges List for 2016
SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the college in the 2016 edition of its annual flagship college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges." About 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and an additional four outside the country are profiled in the book. SUNY Geneseo has consistently been on the list for a number of years.
The guide also included Geneseo in four other categories: Best Northeastern Colleges; Top 50 Green Colleges; and the Top 200 Colleges That Pay You Back. View the full ranking.
July 1, 2015: Geneseo Among Fiske Guide’s 44 Best-Buy Schools in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom
SUNY Geneseo is among 44 “Best Buy Schools” in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, named in the 2016 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.
The publication named 44 institutions – 20 public and 24 private – as “Best Buys,” categorized as inexpensive or moderately priced with a four- or five-star academic rating. Geneseo has been consistently named to the list for several years. Among other public colleges on the list are the University of University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill and Asheville); University of Texas at Austin; and both the University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University. Among private colleges on the list are the University of Edinburgh and University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom and Alfred University. Read more.
February 3, 2015: Geneseo on Princeton Review’s List of ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid – according to The Princeton Review, an academic tutoring, test preparation and college admission service company.
Geneseo is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its just-published book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In - 2015 Edition.” Read more.
January 21, 2015: Geneseo Ranks First in the North in U.S. News & World Report Efficiency Report
U.S. News & World Report has placed SUNY Geneseo first among universities in the country’s north region for providing a high quality education while spending relatively less than its peers to achieve it. The college ranked second last year.
This is the third year U.S. News has published its operating efficiency rankings, generated this year by dividing a school’s 2013 fiscal year financial resources per student by its overall score in the 2015 best colleges rankings. Geneseo ranked 14th in the north region in the latest general rankings and 146th in financial resources per student, yielding $235.57 in spending per student for each point in the U.S. News overall scores. U.S. News factors in spending per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures to determine financial resources.
April 22, 2014: 'The Princeton Review' Names Geneseo Among the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the Country
Geneseo has been recognized for its efforts in environmental sustainability in the 2014 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges." The guide profiles 330 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. The guide cites Geneseo's commitment to "thinking Geneseo green," including the work of its Environmental Impact and Sustainability Task Force, introducing the Geneseo Public Bus Service and promoting "Geneseo Gives Back," a waste diversion program that keeps an estimated 15 tons of materials from landfills at the end of each academic year.