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Colleges / State University of New York College at Geneseo

State University of New York College at Geneseo

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

SUNY Geneseo Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to SUNY Geneseo, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to SUNY Geneseo for fall should hear back from SUNY Geneseo by March 1.

SUNY Geneseo Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of SUNY Geneseo's admissions stats.

SUNY Geneseo 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33.5%
Mean SAT Score 1242
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

State University of New York College at Geneseo Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to SUNY Geneseo?

SUNY Geneseo offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Geneseo is 66%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 74%. In 2022, SUNY Geneseo admitted 154 of the 234 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on State University of New York College at Geneseo Admissions

Is SUNY Geneseo Challenging To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into SUNY Geneseo. SUNY Geneseo evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, SUNY Geneseo accepted 74% of students, around 6,723 from 9,103 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like SUNY Geneseo, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to State University of New York College at Geneseo

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into SUNY Geneseo?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at SUNY Geneseo

What does SUNY Geneseo consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with SUNY Geneseo for more information on admission factors.

SUNY Geneseo Application Requirements

To apply to SUNY Geneseo, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with SUNY Geneseo's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Geneseo?

Students admitted to SUNY Geneseo have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 15.2% submitted a class rank. At SUNY Geneseo 33.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65.2% were in the top 25% and 94.8% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At State University of New York College at Geneseo, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9%
3.75 and 3.99 38%
3.50 and 3.74 31.1%
3.25 and 3.49 13.7%
3.00 and 3.24 5.2%
2.50 and 2.9 2.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0.7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to SUNY Geneseo directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

SUNY Geneseo looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 25% of SUNY Geneseo's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for SUNY Geneseo?

To be competitive with other SUNY Geneseo applicants, you should strive to earn between 1180 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Geneseo 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a SUNY Geneseo student is 1242.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SUNY Geneseo students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Geneseo students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for SUNY Geneseo?

To be most competitive at SUNY Geneseo, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Geneseo's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Geneseo students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to State University of New York College at Geneseo

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SUNY Geneseo. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Geneseo during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

SUNY Geneseo Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Geneseo?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SUNY Geneseo.

Does SUNY Geneseo accept transfer credits?

✅ SUNY Geneseo accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SUNY Geneseo accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does SUNY Geneseo accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ SUNY Geneseo accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Geneseo?

❌ No, SUNY Geneseo is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is SUNY Geneseo's acceptance rate?

✅ SUNY Geneseo's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Geneseo?

✅ SUNY Geneseo's early decision acceptance rate was 66% in 2021.

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SUNY Geneseo Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into SUNY Geneseo? SUNY Geneseo is a somewhat selective institution. The SUNY Geneseo acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Geneseo, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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