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Geneseo is a Top 100 Public College

Sturges Quad (SUNY Geneseo/Keith Walters '11)

SUNY Geneseo is in the top 100 on Business First's list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 66th out of 485 four-year public institutions in the country. The 2020 survey results were based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and economic strength.

Among the SUNYs in the survey, Geneseo ranks fifth 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 tuition, and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.


Monique Patenaude, PhD
Director of Media Relations
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