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Fast Facts at a Glance/Fall 2020

Printable Fast Facts, prepared by the Office of Institutional Research

Geneseo is a public liberal arts college and is the most selective among the SUNY comprehensive colleges. A distinguished faculty characterized by National and SUNY teaching awards instructs students with outstanding high school records resulting in a 79.9% college graduation rate. Kiplinger ranked Geneseo No. 96rd best value among the nation's public colleges and universities. In the U.S. News College Rankings, Geneseo ranked 14th on the regional rankings for universities in the northern region, 3rd in the "Top Public Schools" category, and 2nd on the "Best Undergraduate Teaching Universities" in its 2019 Best Colleges Guidebook.

Enrollment and Demographics

Enrollment of Degree-Seeking Students only

Student Status Full-time Students Part-time Students Total Students
Undergraduate 4,626 193 4,819
Graduate 48 26 74
Total 4,674 219 4,893

Demographics

  • 64% of full-time undergraduates are Female; 36% are Male
  • 43% live on-campus
  • Caucasian: 78.9%
  • Latino: 8.3%
  • African American: 3.1%
  • Asian: 5.1%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Multiracial: 2.0%

First-Year Student Profile

  • Total Applications Received: 10,250
  • Percent Admitted: 61.4%
  • Percent Enrolled: 8.7%
  • Percent In-State: 99.1%
SAT Means All General Admits
Verbal 610 615
Math 611 617
Total 1,221 1,232
Average ACT 27 27
High School Average 92.8% 93.2%
% in upper 25% of Class 71.5% 73.1%

Annual Cost of Full-Time Attendance

Undergraduate Student

Category In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $7,070.00 $16,980.00
Required Fees $1,786.00 $1,786.00
Room $8,622.00 $8,622.00
Board $5,850.00 $5,850.00
Total $23,328.00 $33,238.00

Graduate Student

Category In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $11,310.00 $23,100.00
Required Fees $985.00 $985.00
Total $12,295.00 $24,085.00

Faculty

Faculty Status Male Female Total
Full-Time 123 110 233
Part-Time 49 49 98
Total 172 159 331
  • % Full Time Faculty w/ Terminal Degree: 90.7%
  • % Full Time Tenured Faculty: 57.6%
  • Student to Faculty ratio: 18 students to 1 faculty member
  • Average class size: 26.0
  • % classes taught by full-time faculty: 78.8%

    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 Graduating Student Survey, Class of 2019 as of Graduation

    • Continued to Grad School: 37%
    • Employed full-time: 30%

    Retention and Graduation Rate

    • Entering Fall 2019: 1,234 students
    • 1st-2nd year retention: 85%
    • Entering Fall 2014 Cohort: 1,232 students
    • 4 year graduation rate: 68.9%
    • 5 year graduation rate: 77.1%
    • 6 year graduation rate: 78.0%

    Undergraduate Degrees Awarded:

    • Earned a BA degree: 906 students
    • Earned a BS degree: 299 students
    • Earned a BSEd degree: 75 students

    Graduate Degrees Awarded:

    • Earned an MA degree: 0 students
    • Earned an MS degree: 20 students
    • Earned an MSEd degree: 39 students

    Grand Total Degrees Awarded: 1,339 students