Geneseo Earns High Rankings from Washington Monthly

Two female students work in a physics lab.

Students in campus lab. (SUNY Geneseo photo/Keith Walters '11)

SUNY Geneseo earned second place in Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings of more than 600 master’s universities in the nation on its “2022 Top Master’s University Rankings” list.

The magazine ranks universities and colleges for their contributions to the public good across three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. To be at the top of the ranking, colleges must excel across the full breadth of measures rather than excelling in just one category, the editors noted. SUNY Geneseo is ranked second overall for service and sixth for research. It’s the 10th year in a row that Geneseo has been in the top five of the master’s list.

The magazine also named Geneseo 49th on the “Best Bang for Your Buck” rankings for institutions in the Northeast. The list recognizes schools where students of modest financial means get the most for their money. The editors note that students at these schools graduate with degrees that lead to good jobs without unmanageable debt. SUNY Geneseo was ranked 50th in 2021.

Washington Monthly is a nonprofit magazine sponsored in part by the Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Foundation for Civic Leadership. The magazine has published its rankings since 2005.


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