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 Featured in 2023 Fiske Guide to Colleges

SUNY Geneseo makes another appearance in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Inclusion in the guide is based on the quality of academic offerings and…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Service and Research Boost Washington Monthly Rankings

Washington Monthly magazine has again ranked SUNY Geneseo second overall among master’s universities for its contributions to the public good…

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Princeton Names SUNY Geneseo a 'Best College'

SUNY Geneseo has again been selected by The Princeton Review as a "Best College" for undergraduate education. Geneseo also appears on their Best…

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Kiplinger Names Geneseo a 2019 Best College Value

SUNY Geneseo has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 400 Best College Values for 2019, ranking 96th on the comprehensive…