Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

SUNY Geneseo

Find Schools Near

SUNY Geneseo Overview

SUNY Geneseo is a public institution situated in Geneseo, New York. The surrounding location of Geneseo is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is SUNY Geneseo Known For?

1,280 Undergraduate Awards
$28,955 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at SUNY Geneseo have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at SUNY Geneseo is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor's degree make about $48,800 a year. That's 20% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from SUNY Geneseo to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Best Schools

SUNY Geneseo Rankings

SUNY Geneseo is ranked #322 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 160 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #32.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SUNY Geneseo has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#166 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Geneseo.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Value International Relations & Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Neurobiology & Neurosciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Geneseo has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#73 Best Special Education Schools College Factual
#76 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#110 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#119 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#189 Best Education Schools College Factual
#220 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is SUNY Geneseo?


Contact details for SUNY Geneseo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454-1465
Phone: 585-245-5000

How Do I Get Into SUNY Geneseo?

You can apply to SUNY Geneseo online at:

Admission Requirements for SUNY Geneseo

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Geneseo?

61% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 61%, SUNY Geneseo does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to SUNY Geneseo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Geneseo  ( 570 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Geneseo  ( 570 to 660 )
SUNY Geneseo received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Geneseo  ( 24 to 29 )

Can I Afford SUNY Geneseo?

$28,955 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY Geneseo is $28,955. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY Geneseo, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,229 a year. That adds up to $28,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Geneseo is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,627 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,829 undergraduate students at SUNY Geneseo, with 4,627 being full-time and 202 being part-time.


There are also 82 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,627 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Geneseo, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Geneseo students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 207
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 386
White 3,646
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 205

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Geneseo. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 27 countries are represented at SUNY Geneseo. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at SUNY Geneseo

1,044 Took All Classes Online
4,808 Took At Least One Class Online
2,014.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,808 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Geneseo has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Geneseo

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Geneseo was 2,014.3%. This is the #64 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Geneseo regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 175 0 175
General Biology 150 0 150
Communication & Media Studies 116 0 116
Teacher Education Subject Specific 65 39 104
Accounting 67 20 87
Business Administration & Management 82 0 82
Political Science & Government 78 0 78
General English Literature 55 0 55
Mathematics 50 0 50
Special Education 44 0 44
International Relations & National Security 43 0 43
Sociology 41 0 41
History 40 0 40
Physics 33 0 33
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 0 31
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 27 0 27
Geological & Earth Sciences 25 0 25
Economics 25 0 25
Geography & Cartography 23 0 23
Anthropology 22 0 22
Romance Languages 17 0 17
Chemistry 17 0 17
Applied Mathematics 15 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 10 0 10
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8 0 8
Philosophy 8 0 8
Ethnic Studies 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 4
Music 4 0 4
Area Studies 1 0 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,280 59 1,339


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.