At Geneseo, you’ll join a community committed to inquiry, creativity, and reflection. You’ll inquire whenever your work engages with meaningful questions about the world around us, create whenever you apply the skills you’ve learned in the classroom to new situations, and reflect whenever you make connections between your academic work and your personal goals and dreams.
Geneseo’s academic programs will ask you to continuously reflect on your learning, your future plans, and your place in the world. Our Mission, Vision, and Values will help guide you; our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help you find your place in our community; and our Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education will help you build a portfolio of skills that are essential in the 21st century. You’ll be empowered to tell the story about how your Geneseo experience reflects our common mission “to advance knowledge and inspire students to be socially responsible and globally aware citizens who are prepared for an enriched life and success in the world.”
Faculty and Instruction
89.8% of faculty hold a PhD or other terminal degree
1:19 faculty to student ratio
24 median class size
48% of graduates have a double major and/or both a major and a minor
Geography Field Studies
Geography students experience high-impact learning a number of ways, including a two-week intensive field studies course led by faculty through mountain, foothill, and prairie environments in Western Canada.
The course introduces students to geographical field observation as they examine the human-environment interactions and adaptations in Southern Alberta and British Columbia.
Students keep a field journal describing and reflecting upon their daily activities. They also participate in teaching by conducting advanced research and delivering presentations at designated locales along the route.
Geneseo students will provide more than five hours of free entertainment at this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, September 21, at the Lyric Theatre at 440 East Ave. in Rochester, performances will include music, dance, and spoken word. This is the festival’s eighth year—Geneseo has provided entertainment at the festival every year.
Professor of psychology Steven Kirsh combined two of his passions, zombies and psychology, for his latest book: Parenting in the Zombie Apocalypse: The Psychology of Raising Children in a Time of Horror (McFarland, 2019).
SUNY Geneseo has been named to Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Value Colleges” list, ranking 115th on the comprehensive list of 300 public and private colleges, up from 175th when Forbes first began the ranking in 2016. The College ranks fifth out of the ten SUNY institutions on the list.