SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is SUNY Geneseo Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

SUNY Geneseo was awarded 324 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, SUNY Geneseo is ranked #292 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

SUNY Geneseo is also ranked #37 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Geneseo?

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Geneseo has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 68% 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 550 and 650.

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

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Geneseo  ( 550 to 650 )
SUNY Geneseo received ACT scores from 31% 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 )

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SUNY Geneseo Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, SUNY Geneseo is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY Geneseo is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Geneseo

Freshmen Retention Rate

SUNY Geneseo has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SUNY Geneseo the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,294 undergraduates at SUNY Geneseo with 5,153 being full-time and 141 being part-time.

How Much Does SUNY Geneseo Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY Geneseo is $18,924. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY Geneseo

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,061 $15,125 $18,464 $18,932 $24,626

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY Geneseo, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SUNY Geneseo, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $6,764 a year. That adds up to $27,056 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.

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How Much Money Do SUNY Geneseo Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SUNY Geneseo make around $48,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for SUNY Geneseo students since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at SUNY Geneseo make the most money.

Location of SUNY Geneseo

Located in Geneseo, New York, SUNY Geneseo is a public institution. Geneseo is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for SUNY Geneseo are given below.

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

SUNY Geneseo Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from SUNY Geneseo. Of these students, 1,280 received undergraduate degrees and 59 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 175 $30,100
General Biology 150 $17,900
Communication & Media Studies 116 $30,400
Business Administration & Management 82 $37,900
Political Science & Government 78 $25,700
Accounting 67 $51,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 65 NA
General English Literature 55 $26,000
Mathematics 50 $38,000
Special Education 44 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY Geneseo along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY Geneseo

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 969 students took at least one online class at SUNY Geneseo. This is an increase from the 714 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 969 14
2017-2018 714 7
2016-2017 761 0
2015-2016 14 0
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*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.

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