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Geneseo Ranked a Top National Public College

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SUNY Geneseo students (SUNY Geneseo/Keith Walters '11)

SUNY Geneseo is on a list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 65th out of 505 four-year public institutions in the country and 19th among the 73 eastern region colleges on the survey, compiled by Business First, a Buffalo-based publication. The 2019 survey results were based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and economic strength.

Among the SUNYs in the survey, Geneseo ranks fifth in the regional rankings after SUNY’s four University Centers, the highest among SUNY’s four-year comprehensive colleges.

The study employed a methodology based on a wide array of the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. A 22-part formula pinpointed the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students. It gave the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuitions, and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

“These rankings serve as a reflection of our quality faculty, staff, and students,” said Kimberly Harvey, interim vice president of Enrollment Management. “Overall, our students have a high-quality educational experience and are well-prepared to begin their careers after graduation.”

The University of Michigan was the top-ranked college in the survey, followed by the University of North Carolina.


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