Incoming Class of 2023:
Percent Admitted: 63.5% (8,556)
Total Incoming Students: 1,193
Average GPA (first-time students): 93.6%
There's No Place Like Geneseo
"Geneseo had every bit a role in who I am and where I am now. Wonderfully dedicated and patient faculty showed me that I could pursue whatever I was interested in -- and with their help and guidance, I did just that!"
- Laura Heimes, internationally acclaimed soprano and recording artist, Class of '90
Building Real-World Skills
From survey of 2023 SUNY Geneseo graduates
32% completed a directed study for credit
51% completed (or have in progress) a research project with a faculty member
71% completed (or have in progress) an internship or field experience
As of six-months post-graduation (First Destination Survey, 2022)
48.9% working full-time or part-time
36.4% applied or accepted into graduate school or additional educational programs
Fall 2023 Student Body
3,957 undergraduate 60 graduate
Geneseo's 3,957 students are 14.1% multicultural
and 22.9% of all undergraduates are first-generation college students
97.5% of undergraduates are from NYS, 2.5% are out of state or international
Geneseo is one of only 286 four-year colleges in the nation to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the United States
Retention and Graduation
First-year Retention Rate of 83.8% (National average: 75.6%)
Six-year Graduation Rate of 74% (National average: 60.9%)
Faculty and Instruction (Fall 2022)
90.7% of faculty hold a PhD or other terminal degree
1:18 faculty to student ratio
23 median class size
Science and Technology
SUNY Geneseo's $53 million Integrated Science Center includes the only Pelletron particle accelerator in Western New York.
The College is also among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics.
Among primarily undergraduate institutions, SUNY Geneseo ranks in the top 10 nationally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.
SUNY Geneseo is known both for its stellar academic programs and its prestigious athletic programs as well. The Knights have won seven State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Commissioner's Cups and a total of 57 SUNYAC Championships since the Fall of 2016.
SUNY Geneseo student-athletes pride themselves on achieving at the highest levels, both in competition and in the classroom.
How Geneseo Ranks
#4 Top Public Schools (Regional North)
#2 Best Undergraduate Teaching
#10 Most Innovative Schools (Regional North)
#12 Best Regional Universities (North)
- U.S. News & World Report (2024 ranking)
2024 Fiske Guide - "Best and most interesting" college based on the quality of academic offerings and students' social and quality-of-life ratings
One of the "nation's best institutions for undergraduate education."
- 2024 Princeton Review College Guide
SUNY Geneseo attracts students searching for a "quality education at an affordable price,” and undergraduate students describe "challenging but rewarding" courses taught by faculty who are "here to teach and prepare students for the real world."
- Summarized from the Princeton Review's 2024 list of America's Best Value Colleges
Featured in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2024 Edition as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges
#1 among more than 600 master's universities in the nation for contributions to the public good - Washington Monthly Magazine
Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright Awards - The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Discover why there's no place like Geneseo.
See for Yourself
Tours of the Geneseo campus are available every weekday throughout the year and on most Saturdays. To sign up for a tour, register online through the link below or call the Admissions Office at (866) 245-5211.