Students Say

Undergrads at SUNY Geneseo laud their university for offering “an outstanding education [at] an affordable price.” With the combined “top-notch” academics and “small-town feel,” it’s no wonder so many students “feel at home” the minute they set foot on the campus. Indeed, Geneseo provides a “close-knit community,” which in turn creates “a family environment.”

Overview

Applicants
9,069
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.69

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
33%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
580 - 680
SAT Math
597.5 - 680
ACT Composite
26 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Regular
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at SUNY Geneseo laud their university for offering “an outstanding education [at] an affordable price.” With the combined “top-notch” academics and “small-town feel,” it’s no wonder so many students “feel at home” the minute they set foot on the campus. Indeed, Geneseo provides a “close-knit community,” which in turn creates “a family environment.” While the university has a number of great programs, students are especially quick to highlight the stellar education, business, and science departments. Importantly, “small classes” translates into highly “accessible” professors. Moreover, they’re “truly dedicated to helping students succeed” and “are always open to talk…even during non-office hours.” Undergrads do caution that you can’t slack off here. Professors “seek to challenge” their students, and the “course load is tough” especially given that Geneseo is “doing a lot to combat grade inflation.” Luckily, for the most part, students find their teachers “very engaging” and appreciate that they’re able “to make classes very interesting” in large part through “personal stories that are relevant to the material.” Perhaps this knowing senior says it best: “Geneseo has a great atmosphere, challenging classes, a wonderful student population, and the best price!”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
355
with Terminal Degree
232

196
Men
159
Women
54
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
85%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Leo M. Lambert
President, Elon University

Molly Smith Metzler
self-employed playwright and screenwriter

Christa Carone
Corporate Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Xerox Corporation

Ysaye Barnwell
Vocalist/Executive Director of "Sweet Honey in the Rock"-Grammy winner

Dr. Thomas F. Moser
President, furniture manufacturer, Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers

Glenn Gordon Caron
Owner-Picturemaker Productions, television/film writer, director, producer

John Tournour
FOX Sports Radio, sports talk radio host of "JT The Brick Show"

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Bottom Line

SUNY Geneseo provides a comprehensive education while not digging deeply into students’ pockets. In-state tuition comes to $5,870, while out-of-state students can expect to pay closer to $15,320 annually. Books and supplies will come to about $1,000. There are plenty of ways to lower costs at the school, however. Half of all freshmen receive financial assistance, and the average need-based aid package is $10,658. Undergrads here can expect to graduate with approximately $20,790 in loan debt.

Bang For Your Buck

Students are thrilled that SUNY Geneseo provides them with “an outstanding education [at] an affordable price;” also, two-thirds of faculty at the school have PhDs. An intimate environment, which promotes close student-teacher interaction, provides students with the chance to explore the varied curriculum in an in-depth and comprehensive manner. With nearly 1,000 freshman enrolling last year, virtually everyone is a full-time student and lives on campus; there are only 5,454 students in all. There are fifteen scholarships targeted at freshman, and awards range from $1,000 to some that cover full tuition. “Geneseo has a great atmosphere, challenging classes, a wonderful student population, and the best price!”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,223

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,593

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,746

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,790

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,223

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

What is one thing that unites Geneseo undergrads? Students here agree that their peers are “very good at time management.” Indeed, “they know how to study, but they also know how to have a good time.” Having multitasking down to an art form, “They are able to get their work done and excel in classes while still participating in social events and hanging out with their friends.” Fortunately, Geneseo is “not a pressure cooker school,” and most students are “pretty relaxed.” While some assert that the school is “very diverse,” others say that the “typical student is a white, middle-class, well-rounded, high school overachiever.” Regardless of stereotype, students are very “open to meeting new people,” and “making friends [is] really easy here.” As one content freshman elaborates, “The students are very accepting. They come together frequently and support each other, causes, and the community.” A fellow classmate adds, “It’s really hard to find anyone who doesn’t fit in with at least one group on campus because there are so many with so many different interests.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,504
Out of State
2%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

6.75%
Asian
2.97%
African-American
6.32%
Hispanic
77.03%
Caucasian
4.12%
Unknown
2.69%
International

58% female
42% male
2% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

By and large, undergrads proclaim that “life is great” at SUNY Geneseo. Students “study hard and play hard” and are quite adept at striking a balance between the two. Fortunately, “weekends are very lively, both on campus and off.” An active lot, undergrads like to take advantage of Geneseo’s “good” athletic facilities, which include “an ice rink, a swimming pool, a cardio room, and a weight room, as well as lots of intramural and club sports.” Additionally, “Varsity sports competitions are extremely popular, especially hockey.” There are also “many on-campus activities for students to get involved in throughout the week and especially late at night on the weekends.” Indeed, there’s “everything from laser tag to crafts to midnight bowling.” Of course, “there are also outstanding clubs that [offer] a variety of services and activities such as Colleges Against Cancer, Figure Skating Club, Sports Medicine Club, Outing Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, and so many more.” Though “many people do party on the weekend,” students assure us, “You don’t have to go to parties or join a Greek organization to have a good time.” For those with an itch to explore, a content sophomore shares, “The surrounding country is beautiful and provides lots of fun outdoorsy activities. Rochester and Buffalo are within reach, and Livingston County provides bus service to Rochester.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
191
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
8

15% join a fraternity
24% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

50% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Knights)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Knights)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: -Multicultural student organizations: Pride Alliance, Black Student Union, Latino Student Association, Korean American Student Association, Japanese Culture Club,Geneseo Chinese Culture Club, Shakti, and more. http://knightlink.geneseo.edu/organizations -Gender Neutral Residence Hall http://knightlink.geneseo.edu/organization/genesee/about -President's Multicultural Student Leaders (Fall/Spring meeting): President Dahl hosts the student leaders from a variety of student organizations in his home and discusses issues and concerns around campus climate. He also encourages students to highlight the events they organize.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of Techology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology

Sustainability

SUNY Geneseo has established the Environmental Impact and Sustainability Task Force, which studies, recommends, and manages sustainability efforts across the campus. The president also signed the ACUPCC, which has the Task Force working around the clock to develop a Climate Action Plan and ensures that all new building construction and renovation projects will achieve LEED Silver or better. The college solicits student ideas on how the college can become more sustainable through an annual survey. As a result of this idea sharing, students and administrators have successfully implemented a number of initiatives on campus, including the introduction of the Geneseo Public Bus Service, which has reduced the number of cars on campus. Another success story is “Geneseo Gives Back,” a waste-diversion program that keeps an estimated 15 tons of materials from landfills at the end of every academic year. Campus recycling programs also exist for printer cartridges and toner, paper, plastic, and metal. Seneca Residence Hall incorporates geothermal heating and bioretention ponds and plenty of other green features—enough to earn the building LEED Gold. Four other buildings under construction or renovation also are incorporating geothermal heating. The college was also the first in the SUNY system to begin using green cleaning products (75 percent of cleaning products on campus are Green Seal-certified). The GEO (Geneseo Environmental Organization) is one of the most active student organizations on campus, leading conservation efforts through energy savings contests, bottled water campaigns, awareness campaigns, and more.

Green Rating
92
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
21%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
36

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
SUNY Contracts SUNY Aggregate Buy

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kris Shay
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1401

Phone
5852455571

Email
admissions@geneseo.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
MacVittie College Union
The Gazebo
Milne Library
Alumni Fieldhouse (Workout Center)
College Green

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Letchworth State Park
Finger Lakes Wineries
Rochester
Geneseo Movie Theatre
Main Street Geneseo

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Visit Admissions Tours and Events Calendar
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Everyday, including Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@geneseo.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Rochester International Airport Amtrak (Rochester), RGRTA -LATS bus, Trailway Bus Lines,Greyhound Bus Service Geneseo Shuttle Bus,'Hertz on demand'

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the west: NY State Thruway to Exit 48; Route 63 South to Geneseo; turn left t the first traffic light only College Drive. From the south: Route 390 North to Exit 7; Route 63/39(about 3 miles); turn left at the traffic light onto Main Street; turn onto Park Street. From the north and east: NY State Thruway to Exit 46; Route 390 South to Exit 8; Route 20A West(about 5 miles); turn right at the third traffic light onto Main Street (Route 39); turn onto Park Street

Local Accommodations
Big Tree Inn The Annabel Lee Bed & Breakfast Inn Hampton Inn Geneseo Quality Inn Oak Valley Inn Rodeway Inn by Choice Hotels