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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?

These rankings represent a selection of some of SUNY Geneseo's top distinctions from the most widely-known and respected ranking lists. Some department-specific awards and rankings may also be found in department news or on department websites.

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Geneseo Receives SUNY Shared Governance Award

The State University of New York (SUNY) Faculty Senate presented SUNY Geneseo with its Shared Governance Award for academic year 2021–22.

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Geneseo Is Named a Best Value College

The Princeton Review has again named SUNY Geneseo as a Best Value College, based on a combination of institutional and student survey data, including academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates, among others.

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SUNY Geneseo Honored for Support of Transfer Students

SUNY Geneseo was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the College has created to support transfer students.

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SUNY Geneseo Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation

Geneseo’s School of Business has received extension of its business accreditation from the AACSB International (AACSB), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Such accreditation by the AACSB International Board of Directors is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s 16,000 business schools.

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Geneseo Earns National Ranking for Pell Graduation Rates

SUNY Geneseo is number 15 among U.S. public, four-year institutions for six-year graduation rates among recipients of federal Pell grants.

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Geneseo Earns Seven “Best” Schools Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Geneseo has again made several of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges lists.

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Geneseo Named a 2022 Best College

The Princeton Review has named SUNY Geneseo one of the Best 387 Colleges in 2022.

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Geneseo Tops Washington Monthly Rankings

Washington Monthly magazine has named SUNY Geneseo number one on its annual ranking based on what schools do for the country.

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Fiske Guide 2022 Honors SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022

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Geneseo Named a Top Fulbright Producer for Fourth Year Running

SUNY Geneseo has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright awards for the fourth time in the college’s history and the fourth consecutive year.

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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.

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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.