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Founded in 1871, SUNY College at Geneseo. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,512 full time undergraduate students, and 90 full time graduate students.
The SUNY College at Geneseo Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 252 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY College at Geneseo include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SUNY-Geneseo are considered Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 85% were in the top quarter, and 54% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY College at Geneseo.
109 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
113 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
117 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated SUNY College at Geneseo
I originally applied to the school because it was supposed to be the best SUNY college. Boy was I wrong. This is literally one of the worst schools to come to. The academics are ridiculous, the professors either care too much or don't care at all. The administration is ABISMAL- the worst set of human beings I've ever had to deal with. The academic staff is always so mean and grumpy and if you ask people to do their jobs they get so incredibly mean and snappy. WE straight up just do not have a library, and the school is still charging every student for "library fees" even tho they supposedly got a $35 million grant from the state to fix the library. President Battles is a disgustingly shabby excuse for a human being- all of her emails are incredibly fake, always contain typos and misinformation and the few times Ive met her in person I wanted to stab myself. The athletic department is disgusting. There are a few good teams/coaches but mostly it's a bunch of stuck-up rich people. But if you play a sport the entire rest of the college absolutely hates you. Greek life is just a pain in my butt, they are also stuck up rich snobs and all of them just get on everyone else nerves. As far as the campus itself the only redeeming quality is sunset- most of the buildings are falling apart or smell terrible. Only one building on the entire campus has AC so in the summer its just a sweat fest. Most of the academic buildings are inaccessible due to "construction" that's been going on for years, and there are about 7 buildings (academic and student housing) that contain asbestos. Geneseo is NOT the place to go- save your money and your sanity and go elsewhere.
One of the best schools around academically. Overall, the teachers and are knowledgeable and the classes stimulating. Students are generally really nice and welcoming. The biggest downside to Geneseo is if you're a commuter. It can be hard to join organizations and make friends when you're only on campus a few hours a day, and parking's a hassle since the commuter lots are about as far from campus you can get while still technically being on it. Despite that though, it's still a great college.
I absolutely love this school, the learning environment, the people, the atmosphere, everything. Faculty are extremely helpful and accommodating. They truly want you to succeed and so do your classmates. There are so many opportunities to make friends and get involved in campus clubs.
The teachers are knowledgeable and considerate, and the clubs are engaging and there are so many more choices than there were in high school. The students seem intelligent and fun to talk to. Sometimes, when I am walking to class I get winded because they are all uphill and I am desperately out of shape. I love the nature surrounding me, but the buildings are brick and a lot of them are ugly. It beats high school though. I would attend a college run by rabies-infected bears over returning to high school for one year. I would let Doctor Ursa eat my limbs one by one, and receive a degree in salmon studies rather than step into those halls again. In fact, I would trap myself in an insurmountable amount of debt with no job prospects in the salmon market and contract rabies rather than go to pep rally one more time. Overall, I am a lot happier in my educational career than I was even four months ago.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY College at Geneseo is 66%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Breathe and relax. Don?t be afraid, you won?t be alone. Every freshmen is coming in to college wants to make friends and do well, just like you. Keep a smile, an open heart, and friendly spirit. Before long, you will find yourself a support system of friends and mentors. These are some of the greatest times of your life, and it will fly by. You will look back on these days and laugh for hours.
The workload will not be easy, but you are prepared. Keep up your work ethic and ambition. You are stronger than you know. Manage your time wisely. Keep in contact with your loved ones from home. Most importantly, don't let sleep fall to the wayside. It is important to treat yourself right. Maintain your friendly disposition, be kind, and never be afraid to speak your mind. Like karma, everything in college comes full circle. Those who you help out will have your back you when you need it. Hold your head high because you will make your family proud and be happy with the woman you've become. You were learn so much, academically and personally. Get excited for an amazing experience!
I wish I had known more about Intervarsity and how to become a part of it.
The worst thing about my school is its proximity to an urban place. The closest city is 30 minutes away, but some people like that.
SUNY Geneseo is a more selective, academically challenging, close knit, super student friendly , four year senior college located in a rural setting that is both conducive to study and a very social college experience.
Many people are very aware of what happens in the news, they react accordingly; social organizations mastermind protests against racism, abuse, and assault. Students who are accustomed to the city life would probably feel out of place at the school because this school is located in a rather rural area.
My school is unique compared to other schools I considered because it is the most rigorous academically. It was the hardest to get into out of all the schools I was looking at. So, it was more of a sense of accomplishment to get into this school over other ones I applied to.
Someone that likes smaller schools and towns
The most frustrating thing about my school is the difficulties you face in getting into the classes that you would like. Many of the classes fill up very quickly, so very often you must settle with your second or third choice because you get closed out of the original classes you want to take.
someone who takes life to seriously. geneseo students need to be able to balance academics and social life.
The rating of the school, it is very highly recognized within the SUNY sysetm.
the quality of the education is the best thing at Geneseo. it has a high-end university feel but at a state university price, which is a major plus.
Work hard play hard
In my experience, the professors REALLY want to help the students in anyway possible- offering accessible office hours, review sessions, etc. But, the key to success here is studying. The library is never empty, and during finals week, you are lucky to find a seat anywhere there, proving to be a favorite study spot for the students. The majority of students take their studies very seriously here, all stressing for that "A". The atmosphere is somewhat competitive, but it's more of personal determination- the people who are accepted here are smart- and they all want to maintain the high grades, so I guess you could say it's more of a personal battle to focus and do the best possible, while learning the most. Classes are difficult, but not unmanageable. The only bad thing I can say is that the school is a state school, with that type of budget. This year, 3 academic programs were cut- Computer Science, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Studio Art. However, this decision has not been taken lightly- student protests have become common, showing the strong sense of pride in the school and love of its academic courses.
Geneseo is a small sized school, but not too small. You can pass people you know walking to classes, and see familiar faces, but not so small that everyone else knows everyone else's business. It is perfect in that sense- you will have good opportunity to make friends due to the size of the campus and overall friendliness of the student body. The town of Geneseo is zoned a historical landmark town. The main street is a nice mix of restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, and a bank and churches. It is literally right next to campus, thus easily accessible. The campus itself is gorgeous, overlooking the valley. However, there are hills everywhere. But once you get used to them, they aren't too terrible. The weather is generally not that bad- it doesn't snow too heavily in comparison to some local areas. The worst thing about the weather is the wind- nothing a coat and hat won't fix!
They are true to some extent, however, I have met many people of different races, ethnicities, religions, etc. People are very friendly for the most part though, so everyone gets along quite nicely. And while there are many people from local areas, there seems to be even more from further places from campus, like NYC, out of state, and many long island students.
There are so many clubs here that it pretty much is impossible NOT to find one to be involved in. There are academic clubs ( ex. spanish club, chemistry club, education association, geology club, etc.), music clubs ( a cappella groups, theater groups, pep band, orchestras, etc) and other random clubs. Intramural sports are popular as well. The most well attended athletic events are the ice hockey games. The team is great, the pep band is loud and the the fans are excited- it's a good time.
People party on weekends, usually off- campus. However, most weekends there are "Late Knight" events planned (The Geneseo mascot is a knight, a term used where/ whenever possible). These events range from crafts, to games, to dances, and often include free food, always a plus on college campuses.
As for the dating scene? There is a 40:60 guy to girl ratio, use your imagination.
Geneseo is often considered to be a somewhat elitist school - which is a bit strange, given the fact that it is a state school. It's often seen as pasty-white, too, with very little diversity. Strangely, I wasn't aware of this stereotype before I got to the school, but apparently it has a fairly significant reputation as a party school with a seemingly endless amount of frats and sororities. A large selling point for many males, too, is the significantly larger portion of the female population on campus.
There are many stereotypes of students, however none of these stereotypes are accurate, frat kids and jocks aren't jerks, stoners don't get high all the time, and at my school everyone is "geek".
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
90% of students
attending SUNY College at Geneseo receive some sort of financial aid.
25% were awarded federal grants.
While 53% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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