State University of New York College at Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

SUNY College at Geneseo, founded in 1871, is a public, multipurpose college of liberal arts and sciences. It enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the most selective liberal arts colleges in New York state. Its 220-acre campus is located in Geneseo, 30 miles south of Rochester, and is one of the smaller of the four-year colleges within the State University of New York system. Geneseo offers a personal atmosphere in which students, faculty and staff are concerned about each other. Most students choose Geneseo for its collegiate environment, excellent curricular offerings and idyllic location. Geneseo gives students the opportunity to study with others who have demonstrated a seriousness of purpose and a high level of academic achievement and to work with faculty on research projects.

Website: www.geneseo.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,447
Undergraduate
Students
(61.0%) 3,323 Women
(39.0%) 2,124 Men
94
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 10,548 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
June 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
605 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,761
Out-of-state: $35,541
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,651
Out-of-state: $18,431
Room and Board
$13,610
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Freshman Award
$9,719
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,854
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
256
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Geneseo Population
7,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Knights
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.9% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
1.5% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 College Circle
City, State, Zip
Geneseo, NY 14454-1401
Phone
(585) 245-5571
Fax
(585) 245-5005
E-mail
admissions@geneseo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 10,548 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 6,740 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 3,808 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,598 (23%) of 6,836 admitted students enrolled
Women
991 (22%) of 4,409 admitted students enrolled
Men
598 (25%) of 2,427 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
84% of 300 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,182
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,004
Students Admitted From Wait List
669

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
32%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
605 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
24-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
64%
Score of 18 - 23
22%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,761
Out-of-state: $35,541
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,651
Out-of-state: $18,431
Room and Board
$13,610
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@geneseo.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002845
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,251 (90.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
822 (64.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
822 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$9,719
Need-Based Gift
Received by 655 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,576
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 655 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,556
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 188 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
117 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,750

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,126 (75.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,844 (68.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,839 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
352 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
42%
Average Award
$10,010
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,221 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,419
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,115 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,247
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 621 (25.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
372 (6.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,627

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,854
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,611
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, Optometry with SUNY College of Optometry, dentistry with SUNY at Buffalo, physical therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical University, osteopathy with New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
256
Part-Time Faculty
123
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
397,551
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
338
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • English Education
  • French
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Geneseo Population
7,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester
Campus Size
220 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Knights
School Colors
Navy blue, silver, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x      
Fencing x      
Field Hockey x      
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports    
Fencing    
Field Hockey    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, fencing, racquetball, rugby, skiing (downhill), tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, phi alpha delta, orchesis, newman catholic community, golden key, alpha phi omega
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,447
Women
3,323 (61.0%)
Men
2,124 (39.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,304
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.9% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.5% from 26 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
94

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
80%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Average Starting Salary
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Dentistry 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 0.5%
Education 4%
Other 18%

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