SUNY At Geneseo

SUNY At Geneseo

The State University of New York at Geneseo is located in Livingston County, New York. It is a member of the State University of New York system. It was established as the Wadsworth Normal and Training School in 1871. Geneseo offers more than 45 undergraduate majors, over 5 masters programs and over 20 interdisciplinary minors.

The Lamron is an independent student newspaper, which has been published since 1922. WGSU is Geneseo's federally-licensed radio station. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Knights.

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Contacting SUNY Geneseo

SUNY at Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo , NY 14454-1465
General Phone: (585) 245-5211

SUNY Geneseo Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching369multicultural education, special ed, education of speech impaired, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts242American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, political science, ...
Business and Management172business management, accounting
Science148biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling105psychology
Media66communication studies
Medical Support and Technology36speech pathology
Art Studies17art studies
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Music8music, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Fine Arts7art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Geneseo in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,13238
Master's degree8710

SUNY Geneseo Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Geneseo had a total enrollment of 5,548 students (5,456 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 36%
20-21 44%
22-24 15%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York96%
(International Students)2%

SUNY Geneseo Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %
Part-Time 100 %

SUNY Geneseo Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Geneseo offers campus housing for 3,247 of its 5,456 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Geneseo, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Geneseo Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal610690
SAT Math620690
ACT Composite2830

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT68%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

SUNY Geneseo Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,658
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,918
Room and board $ 9,070
Room charge $ 5,720
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,700
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
SUNY Geneseo participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284500)

SUNY Geneseo Faculty

SUNY Geneseo has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2726
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1415

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year53$85,10317$80,352
Associate professoracademic year54$67,70736$66,326
Assistant professoracademic year29$55,62137$55,528
Instructoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year11$50,41010$52,580
All faculty totalacademic year148$70,185102$62,996

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Geneseo Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Track State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Geneseo Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General
Music, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets SUNY Geneseo Apart:

Student SAT scores
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 16%SUNY Geneseo Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 17%SUNY Geneseo % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 17%SUNY Geneseo Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 19%SUNY Geneseo Number of degree programs

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