Excellence

At Geneseo... there’s no place like here for excellence

Join a community that promotes excellence through learning and engaging with top-notch faculty. Pure and simple, it’s a place that celebrates and inspires the joy of discovery—learning, earning and creating something new every day and in all sorts of ways. Inside the lab. Outside the classroom. On the stage. And the fields of competition.

And why? Because our strong and enduring reputation continues to attract talented and accomplished students from across New York and around the word. And when they’re here, students are inspired to expand their thinking and their options, gaining a global perspective that puts new ideas in context…..but leaving enough room for creativity and yes, room to dream a little! We are a community of connected learners that sustains and inspires students while they are here and well beyond. And want to know how do we define excellence? With stories like these.

Tanya M. Smith, Ph.D.
Alumna to Share The Tales Teeth Tell

SUNY Geneseo is hosting biological anthropologist Tanya M. Smith ‘97, Ph.D., for a lecture based on her recent book, The Tales Teeth Tell. Smith’s talk takes place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Newton 204. Smith’s talk will be followed by a book signing. Copies of her book will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public. 

student building model bridge
Physics & Astronomy Receives APS Undergraduate Education Award

Geneseo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of three undergraduate programs in the United States to earn the American Physical Society’s (APS) Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education for 2019.

Christian Burke '19 and Kirk Anne, director of research technology and strategic projects.
CJ Burke '19 Takes the Lead on Data-to-Sound Innovation Team

A team of Geneseo faculty members, a student and a small-business consultant are exploring how large amounts of data can be conveyed through sound thanks to a $50,000 NSF Innovation Corps-National Innovation Network Teams grant.  School of Business student CJ Burke '19 is the entrepreneurial lead, serving as the team's spokesperson.

Presidential Scholars
Geneseo's 2018-19 Presidential Scholars

Fourteen SUNY Geneseo students are Presidential Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year, representing a variety of academic areas and exemplifying the college's institutional values. A presidential scholar is a top-achieving member of the senior class who also serves as an ambassador for the college.

Teaching class on College's quad.
Geneseo Tops U.S. News’ ‘Best Undergrad Teaching’ for 8th Time

SUNY Geneseo tops the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Teaching” rankings among regional universities in the North in its Best Colleges 2019 guidebook. The College also ranked second in the “Top Public Schools” category for regional universities in the North and is 14th in the overall regional category of 187 public and private institutions.

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Fiske Deems Geneseo as ‘Best of Two Worlds’

SUNY Geneseo appears in the 2019 edition of “Fiske Guide to Colleges" as a “best and most interesting” college based on the quality of our academic offerings and students’ social and quality-of-life ratings.

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