SUNY Geneseo is at the top of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2015 list of the 24 best colleges in the nation that cost less than $30,000 per year to attend. The college is also ranked third for out-of-state students and 24th for in-state students on the Best Value in Public Schools list; 13th on the 25 Best Values in the Mid-Atlantic list, which combines both public and private schools; and 57th Best Value on the magazine’s combined national list of public and private colleges and universities.
The rankings recognize four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Kiplinger includes tuition, fees, room and board and books in calculating attendance cost figures.
SUNY Geneseo tops the “U.S. News & World Report” Best Undergraduate Teaching” rankings among north region universities in its just-published “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook. Geneseo has ranked first in that category for four of the five years “U.S. News” has included it in its rankings. The college also is second in the "Top Public Schools" category and 14th in the general rankings for north region universities.
SUNY Geneseo is among 44 “Best Buy Schools” in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, named in the 2015 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges.” Inclusion on the list in the highly respected publication is based on the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.
The guide is authored by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske, who launched the guide in 1980 when he sensed that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. Not only does the guide have an “Index by Price” that groups public and private institutions into four price categories, from inexpensive to very expensive, but also suggests a number of schools that offer outstanding academics and high quality student life programs with relatively moderate prices.
The guide accepts no consulting, advertising or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf. The goal of the publication is to help future students select the best colleges to reach their own goals in a price range that is manageable for their personal circumstances.