Prospective students commonly consider Geneseo alongside a broad range of selective private and public institutions. Those 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. Some of our most recent rankings and honors are listed below. Ready to apply?
SUNY Geneseo was recently named a “Campus Leader in Mental Health Literacy” by Kognito. Geneseo was one of 17 higher education institutions recognized for their support of students' mental health well-being during the 2019–20 academic year.
Two Geneseo professors have earned the highest honor of distinction by the SUNY Board of Trustees for their achievements, contributions, and reputation.
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently recognized SUNY Geneseo as ninth in the nation for four-year graduation rates at highly residential public institutions.
Geneseo is again designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2019-2020 through a program sponsored by NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project.
SUNY Geneseo has again made several of U.S. News & World Report’s regional ranking lists. The College ranked third in the “Top Public Schools” in the North, retaining the same high rank earned in 2020.
Washington Monthly magazine has named SUNY Geneseo to three of its 2020 rankings and honor lists.
The Princeton Review selected SUNY Geneseo for inclusion in its 2021 edition of The Best 386 Colleges. The College also appears on the ranking company's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast list.
SUNY Geneseo is featured in the latest edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges. The College was selected for its outstanding educational value and high-quality academics.
Geneseo seniors James Canning, Conlan Keenan, and Angel Qiu have received 2020 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.
Rochester Business Journal selected Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, as a 2020 Women of Excellence honoree.
SUNY Geneseo is in the top 100 on Business First's list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 66th out of 485 four-year public institutions in the country.
SUNY Geneseo ranked No. 8 among medium-sized schools on the agency’s list of top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020. For the past six years, Geneseo has consistently ranked within the top 25 medium-sized schools. This year marks the highest ranking for the College since entering the ranks in 2014. There are 25 alums currently volunteering in countries around the world.