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SUNY Geneseo Awards & Rankings

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?

Geneseo Ranks in Top 10 for Four-Year Graduation Rates

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 a “Voter Friendly Campus”

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. 

Geneseo Earns Multiple Rankings From U.S. News

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 Gives Nod to Geneseo's Master's Programs

Washington Monthly magazine has named SUNY Geneseo to three of its 2020 rankings and honor lists.

Princeton Review Says We're 'Academically Outstanding'

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.

Fiske Recognizes Geneseo's Outstanding Academics

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.

Three Receive 2020 Chancellor’s Awards

Geneseo seniors James Canning, Conlan Keenan, and Angel Qiu have received 2020 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence.

Zuckerman Named an RBJ Woman of Excellence

Rochester Business Journal selected Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, as a 2020 Women of Excellence honoree.

Geneseo is a Top 100 Public College

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 Cracks Peace Corps’ Top 10 Colleges

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.

Geneseo Named Top Fulbright Producer for Third Year Running

For the third time in the college’s history and the third consecutive year, SUNY Geneseo has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright awards, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced in its annual article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

A Princeton Review 'Green College' for 10 Years Running

SUNY Geneseo has been named among the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.