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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,431
   Women 3,209 (59.1%)
   Men 2,222 (40.9%)
Graduate Students 90
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 67% of 8,892 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.67
SAT Math 612 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 612 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,440
Out-of-state: $34,290
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,176
Out-of-state: $18,026
  Room and Board $12,264
Average Percent of Need Met 40%
Average Freshman Award $9,147
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 250
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Geneseo Population 7,939
Nearest Metropolitan Area Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 56% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Blue Knights
Sororities 30% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
7.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.9% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 71.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 35%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 36.0%