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State University of New York College at Geneseo

Geneseo, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About SUNY Geneseo

State University of New York College at Geneseo Overview

State University of New York College at Geneseo is a public, state school in the small town setting of Geneseo, New York. SUNY Geneseo was founded in 1871 and presently has around 4,539 students per year year, which includes 4,468 undergraduate students. SUNY Geneseo provides housing for up to 3,251 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! February 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by March 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at SUNY Geneseo!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of SUNY Geneseo's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? SUNY Geneseo students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? SUNY Geneseo has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? SUNY Geneseo has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at SUNY Geneseo on the Student Life page.

2022 SUNY Geneseo Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980
Percent of Need Met 62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,026

Is SUNY Geneseo a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what SUNY Geneseo offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for State University of New York College at Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at SUNY Geneseo is 74%. Out of 9,103 applications received in 2022, 6,723 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Geneseo

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 83% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SUNY Geneseoreturn for their sophomore year. Around 75% of students who started at SUNY Geneseo earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook SUNY Geneseo Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Recent SUNY Geneseo grads have an average starting salary of $48,272 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

State University of New York College at Geneseo's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

SUNY Geneseo's endowment was valued at $44.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Geneseo

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

SUNY Geneseo meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,026 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $22,631 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Geneseo.

Based on this information, does SUNY Geneseo seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Geneseo a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Geneseo?

SUNY Geneseo is located in the small town setting of Geneseo, New York, less than an hour from Rochester.

If you are interested in seeing SUNY Geneseo for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 390 to Geneseo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greater Rochester International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Geneseo and Geneseo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454-1401

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Geneseo Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Geneseo is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Geneseo is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Geneseo ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Geneseo is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Geneseo. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Geneseo SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1320


Math SAT Range

590 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1180 to 1320


1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SUNY Geneseo students is 1242. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Geneseo, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SUNY Geneseo.

SUNY Geneseo Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Geneseo is like? There are approximately 4,539 students enrolled at SUNY Geneseo, including 4,468 undergraduate students and 71 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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