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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?

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Geneseo Tops U.S. News’ ‘Best Undergrad Teaching’ for 8th Time

SUNY Geneseo tops the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Teaching” rankings among regional universities in the North in its Best Colleges 2019 guidebook. The College also ranked second in the “Top Public Schools” category for regional universities in the North and is 14th in the overall regional category of 187 public and private institutions.

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We're a Washington Monthly's Best Master's University

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked SUNY Geneseo second overall among 695 master’s universities in the nation for its contributions to the public good across three broad categories: social mobility, research and service. It’s the sixth year in a row that Geneseo has been in the top five schools in the rankings.

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Princeton Review's 'Best' College

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company included the College in its 2019 edition of "The Best 384 Colleges."

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Fiske Deems Geneseo as ‘Best of Two Worlds’

SUNY Geneseo appears in the 2019 edition of “Fiske Guide to Colleges" as a “best and most interesting” college based on the quality of our academic offerings and students’ social and quality-of-life ratings.

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Geneseo Identified as a Top Public Institution for Four-Year Graduation Rate

SUNY Geneseo was identified by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a public institution with one of the best four-year graduation rates.

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Geneseo Ranks #1 Among Public Institutions in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

SUNY Geneseo finished 11th in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, which measure the overall excellence of the 450 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation.

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Geneseo on List of Top National and Regional Public Colleges

SUNY Geneseo is on a new list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 52nd out of 485 four-year public institutions in the country and 15th among the 74 colleges in the east on the survey, compiled by Business First, a Buffalo-based publication.

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Geography Program Recognized for Excellence

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Geography has been awarded the 2018 Award for Bachelors Program Excellence from the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

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Milne Library Makes History With National Award

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) named Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo the best in the country with its 2018 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the college category.

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SUNY Geneseo Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

Geneseo is ranked No. 10 among medium- size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 23 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the program worldwide.

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Geneseo Named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright Awards

Geneseo has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright awards for 2017-18, placing third among all 742 Carnegie Classification master's degree institutions.

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Geneseo Featured in Princeton Review Book, ‘Colleges That Pay You Back: 2018 Edition’

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.