Admissions

Office of Admissions

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SUNY Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college in Upstate New York, a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo.

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Majors
Interdisciplinary Minors
Graduate Programs
Pre-Professional Programs
Partnerships with Area Colleges

SUNY Geneseo’s partnership programs offer students the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in a variety of fields, such as pre-medicine, engineering, education, and business to name a few.

Cross-Registration at Rochester Colleges

Geneseo students are eligible to enroll in up to two courses per semester at any of the 12 colleges and universities that comprise the Rochester Area College Consortium - including the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology - at no additional cost.

Air Force and Army ROTC

Receive your education at Geneseo while getting officer education at RIT. For more information, visit the RIT Air Force ROTC website or the RIT Army ROTC website.

 

Answers to your questions

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How much does Geneseo cost?
 

The estimated cost of attending Geneseo as an undergraduate New York State resident is $23,762 a year. This includes tuition, fees, housing, and meals.

Cost Breakdown

Item Cost
Tuition $7,070
Fees $1,896
Room Rent $9,126
Meal Plan* $5,670
Total Costs $23,762

* Based on the Knight500 meal plan for students living on campus. Commuter meal plans are available for off-campus students.

Your actual costs may vary depending on your living arrangements, meal plan and course load.

See our cost & financial aid overview for more info.

Can I get scholarships or financial aid?
 

Yes. Scholarships, grants, and/or financial aid are available to attend Geneseo.

Free tuition: If you're a NY State resident, you may be able to attend Geneseo tuition-free through the Excelsior Scholarship program.

Merit scholarships: Every student is automatically considered for scholarships. Last year we awarded $3.4 million and we’ve increased that funding this year.

Grants and aid: Federal, NY State and SUNY grants are available and awarded based on financial need.

For more info, see our cost & financial aid overview.

What is there to do at Geneseo?
 

A lot.

There are more than 180 student organizations and dozens of official sports teams and club sports groups.

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There are music and theatre groups, volunteer programs and skill-building workshops.

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There are also opportunities to get involved with things like research projects or sustainability or social justice initiatives.

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In addition, events on campus happen constantly.

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There are movies, concerts, guest speakers, holiday celebrations, residence community activities, and just about every type of event you can imagine.

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If you're a fan of the outdoors, you can be at Letchworth State Park or Conesus Lake in 10 minutes and on a ski slope in about 25 minutes.

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See our campus life page for more info.

What are the residence halls like?
 

Geneseo has a variety of rooms, suites, and townhouses to choose from.

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They are arranged in mini communities, each with their own vibe and activities.

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You can choose to live near students who share the same class year, major, or special interest if you want.

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See our housing options for more info.

How big are classes?
 

Classes at Geneseo are generally small. On average, there are 22 students per class.

That means closer interaction with professors, a better learning environment, and the chance to make important career connections.

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Geneseo students also have the unique opportunity to participate in undergraduate research. Recent projects include a NASA mission to Mars, finding new ways to treat cancer, and exploring the relationship between socialization and happiness.

Have more questions? Visit our admissions FAQ or contact our admission counselors.

Admissions updates

Did you know that Geneseo doesn't require SAT or ACT scores to apply? See our test optional FAQ for more information. 

Check out the campus

In-person tours are available most days of the week, and you're always welcome to drop in for a visit.

Why choose Geneseo?

Reputation

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"One of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education," according to the Princeton Review College Guide.

Value

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Tuition and fees at private colleges are four times those of Geneseo on average. $38,135 a year compared with $8,966 a year (both numbers exclude room and board).

Excellence

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Consistently recognized for excellence in teaching, Geneseo was named #1 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the North by U.S. News.

Community

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Geneseo is a community that's committed to caring for and about each other, which includes sustainability and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Quick facts

Geneseo has 4,136 undergraduate students and 74 graduate students. The student body is 17.8% multicultural, with students from 15 states and 16 countries. See more facts.

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Geneseo is ranked #9 among four-year highly residential public institutions in the U.S. for four-year graduation rate (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2021)

Geneseo is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.

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More than 25% of students starting at Geneseo this fall are the first in their family to attend college.

Geneseo is one of only 286 four-year colleges in the U.S. to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the nation.

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there is power in kindness

Geneseo is ranked #2 out of 600+ master's universities in the U.S. for contributions to the public good by Washington Monthly Magazine.

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travel time to geneseo: on hour to buffalo, two hours to syracuse, three hours to pittsburgh