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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 Earns Regional Academic Library of the Year

Geneseo's Milne Library has been named the Academic Library of the Year by Rochester Regional Library Council. Milne was chosen from libraries within a five-county region, including Monroe and Livingston.

SUNY Geneseo Wins FDIC’s Inaugural Academic Challenge

A team from SUNY Geneseo’s School of Business won the inaugural Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FDIC Academic Challenge, a national competition among university and college students concerning the U.S. banking sector.

Student Leadership Wins Three SUNY-Wide Awards

The State University of New York Student Assembly recently recognized outstanding student efforts with three 2021 SUNY Student Government Association awards — Student Government Association of the Year, Club of the Year, and Best COVID-19 Leadership and Advocacy.

Geneseo Seniors Earn SUNY Excellence Award

Geneseo seniors Awab Shawkat and Sakura Hamazaki have been chosen for the 2021 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

SUNY Geneseo Named a Leader in Mental Health Literacy

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.

Geneseo Faculty Named SUNY Distinguished Professors

Two Geneseo professors have earned the highest honor of distinction by the SUNY Board of Trustees for their achievements, contributions, and reputation.

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.