College Profile

Geneseo offers 54 undergraduate majors, 2 graduate degrees, and an array of dual degree and international study programs. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneseo #1 in Undergraduate Teaching and #2 in Public Schools (Regional, North). Our undergraduate research grants program enables students to engage in a wide variety of research with Geneseo faculty members, and present papers at regional and national meetings.

The College’s $53 million Integrated Science Center includes the only pelletron particle accelerator in Western New York. Geneseo is also among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics. Among primarily undergraduate institutions, the College ranks in the top 10 nation­ally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.

Programs We Offer


  • Business Admin
  • Accounting
  • International Relations
  • Communication
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Engineering 3+2


5602 Total Enrollment
5512 Undergraduate Enrollment
90 Graduate Enrollment
112 International Student Enrollment
19:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
361 Faculty: Full-Time
22 Countries Represented
Top 5 Japan, South Korea, Canada, Vietnam, India

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Geneseo does not offer an intensive English program on campus, but we do work with ONCAMPUS SUNY (at Morrisville State College) and ELS Language Centers. Students that do not meet the English proficiency requirement at the time of admission may be conditionally admitted to complete the intensive English program at ONCAMPUS SUNY or ELS.

Geneseo offers several ESOL courses (for credit) to help students improve English academic writing. These courses are intended for students that meet the language requirement but would like extra assistance.

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International Student Housing Options

Geneseo has 17 residence halls.  54% of students live on campus.  There are several different styles of housing:  corridor, suite, and townhouse-style residence halls.  Geneseo also offers unique Living-Learning Communities (LLC’s) where students with similar interests live in the same building and have the opportunity to participate in special activities related to the LLC’s focus.

International students may choose their preferred housing style as well as an LLC if they would like.

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Collaborative Programs

As part of the SUNY system, Geneseo offers 600 international programs in 65 countries around the world.  43% of Geneseo students study abroad at one of these programs.

Geneseo currently offers articulation agreements with several institutions such as SolBridge International Business School in South Korea, Methodist College in Kuala Lumpur, and more.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

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Financial Aid

Academic scholarships are available based on grades and test scores.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Geneseo achieves its educational mission by combining a rigorous curriculum with a rich co-curricular life. The student life experience at Geneseo is intentionally educational, and fosters widespread, substantive student engagement in carefully designed, developmentally based programs and services.

Opportunities for student engagement and learning within the department of Student Life include the all-college hour speaker series, Geneseo Late Knight, Living-Learning Communities, student organizations, Upstate Escapes, the Victor E. Knight mascot program, and Weeks of Welcome, as well as a number of student leadership and applied learning opportunities.

The Geneseo Athletics program is another point of pride on campus. With 20 NCAA Division III teams, many of which are highly ranked, Geneseo stands out among comparably sized colleges. During the 2016-17 academic year, Geneseo finished 13th in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, which measures the overall excellence of the nearly 450 Division III athletic programs in the nation.

With more than 200 student organizations (including 11 student multicultural groups), an active student government, community service opportunities, and a variety of distinguished speakers and cultural events each year, we are committed to providing opportunities for students to engage with their classmates, the local community, and the world around.


Finger Lakes

Geneseo, State University College at (SUNY)


Jennifer Kenyon
Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Annual Cost estimate (2018-19 academic year)

Tuition and Fees:  $18,388
Room and Meals:  $12,660
Health Insurance: $1,492

Total: $32,540


"At Geneseo, I feel both challenged and encouraged to do my best. My professors know me and want to help me succeed. And I have made many close friends that make Geneseo a great place to live and learn."

Shivani from India

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