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Colleges / State University of New York College at Geneseo

About SUNY Geneseo

State University of New York College at Geneseo is a public, state school in an small town setting in Geneseo, New York. SUNY Geneseo was founded in 1871 and now enrolls around 4,910 students a year, including 4,828 undergrads.

SUNY Geneseo offers housing for up to 3,251 students. Most students live off campus,.

SUNY Geneseo's endowment was valued at $35.611 million in 2021. There are 18 undergraduate students for every full-time SUNY Geneseo professor.

2021 SUNY Geneseo Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 27
Mean SAT score 1221
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980

2022 SUNY Geneseo Regular Decision Application Deadline

SUNY Geneseo's regular decision application deadline is January 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from SUNY Geneseo by March 1.

Early Admission at SUNY Geneseo

State University of New York College at Geneseo offers early decision but does not offer early action.

87% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to SUNY Geneseo.

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SUNY Geneseo Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into SUNY Geneseo. Around 61% of applicants get into SUNY Geneseo each year. Last year, 10,250 students applied to SUNY Geneseo and 6,289 were admitted.

SUNY Geneseo Waitlist 2021

SUNY Geneseo reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into State University of New York College at Geneseo?

SUNY Geneseo is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to SUNY Geneseo, applicants must submit the following items.

SUNY Geneseo Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

SUNY Geneseo Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to SUNY Geneseo is 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into SUNY Geneseo is 1221. The mean ACT score for SUNY Geneseo students is 27.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to SUNY Geneseo.

Does SUNY Geneseo Require Test Scores?

SUNY Geneseo has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 89% submitted the SAT. 22% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at SUNY Geneseo

Yes! SUNY Geneseo provides on-campus housing for up to 3,251 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at SUNY Geneseo.

Financial Aid at SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo meets 44% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend SUNY Geneseo full-time are awarded $10,377 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is SUNY Geneseo a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Geneseo

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SUNY Geneseo, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,231 students who started at SUNY Geneseo as first-time freshman, 849 graduate within four years.

Around 78% 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 Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 26% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $42,540 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,439 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.

Based on this information, how does SUNY Geneseo sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 want to see SUNY Geneseo for yourself, 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

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Geneseo is Jan 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


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SUNY Geneseo ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Geneseo is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Geneseo. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Geneseo SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1290


Math SAT Range

570 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

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1290 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SUNY Geneseo students is 1221. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Geneseo, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 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 4,910 students enrolled at SUNY Geneseo, including 4,828 undergraduate students and 82 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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