Fast Facts at a Glance: Fall 2021

prepared by the Office of Institutional Research based on Fall 2021 census data

(cost of attendance information based on 2022-2023)

SUNY Geneseo is a distinctive public liberal arts college that welcomes and inspires students to develop their knowledge and skills to build a better world. In the U.S. News 2022 College Rankings, Geneseo ranked 2nd in Best Undergraduate Teaching, 16th in Regional Universities North, and 59th in Best Value Schools. Princeton Review's 2023 The Best 388 Colleges and “Best Regional Colleges: Northeast” includes Geneseo among the unranked lists, which are compiled, in part, from feedback by current students.

Enrollment and Demographics (Fall 2021)

Enrollment of Degree-Seeking Students only

Student Status Full-time Students Part-time Students Total Students
Undergraduate 4,295 173 4,468
Graduate 38 33 71
Total 4,333 206 4,539

Demographics

  • 64% of undergraduates are Female; 36% are Male
  • 49% of undergraduates live on-campus
  • Caucasian: 79.4%
  • Latino: 8.6%
  • African American: 3.4%
  • Asian: 3.9%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Multiracial: 1.3%

First-Year Undergraduate Student Profile (Fall 2021)

  • Total Applications Received: 9,103
  • Percent Admitted: 74%
  • Percent Enrolled: 11.2%
  • Percent In-State: 99.2%
SAT Means All
Verbal 618
Math 623
Total 1,242
Average ACT 27.6
High School Average 93.2%
% in top 25% of Class 65.2%

Annual Cost of Full-Time Attendance (2022-2023)

Undergraduate Student

Category In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $7,070 $16,980
Required Fees $1,896 $1,896
Room $9,146 $9,146
Board $5,150 $5,150
Total $23,262 $33,172

Graduate Student

Category In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $11,310 $23,100
Required Fees $985 $985
Total $12,295 $24,085

Faculty (Fall 2021)

Faculty Status Female Male Total
Full-Time 102 114 216
Part-Time 73 54 127
Total 175 168 343
  • % Full Time Faculty w/ Terminal Degree: 92.1%
  • Student-to-Faculty ratio: 16 students to 1 faculty member
  • Average undergraduate class size (lectures, labs, seminars): 26.1
  • % classes (lectures, labs, seminars) taught by full-time faculty: 80.8%

    More Information

    From National Survey of Student Engagement (Seniors) 2020

    • Would attend Geneseo again: 69%
    • Gave Geneseo a good/excellent evaluation of academic experience: 78%
    • Worked with faculty on a research project: 41%
    • Participated in a Study Abroad program: 29%

    From Class of 2021 First Destination Survey

    • Continuing education: 32.7%
    • Seeking continuing education: 6.7%
    • Employed full-time: 44.1%

    Retention and Graduation Rate

    • Entering Fall 2020: 892 students
    • 1st to 2nd year retention: 83.3%
    • Entering Fall 2015 Cohort: 1,328 students
    • 4 year graduation rate: 69.2%
    • 5 year graduation rate: 75.7%
    • 6 year graduation rate: 76.1%

    Undergraduate Degrees Awarded (2021-2022):

    • Earned a BA degree: 707 students
    • Earned a BS degree: 247 students
    • Earned a BPS degree: 2 students
    • Earned a BSEd degree: 148 students

    Graduate Degrees Awarded (2021-2022):

    • Earned an MS Accounting degree: 11 students
    • Earned an MSEd Reading & Literacy degree: 31 students

    Total Degrees Awarded: 1,146 students