SUNY Geneseo is a selective public liberal arts college located in one of the most beautiful villages in Upstate New York. The college attracts top-tier students from New York and beyond, and is widely regarded as a public counterpart to selective private liberal arts institutions. Students who choose Geneseo do so because of its reputation as an exceptional liberal arts college, and with the knowledge that they will receive a first-rate education at a fraction of the cost of many competing institutions.


Geneseo is distinguished by a single purpose: to prepare our students to lead successful, humane and productive lives. As a premiere public liberal arts college, we provide our students with the highest quality education through a challenging and active learning experience. We'll help you foster your intellectual engagement and personal growth in ways that you'll remember forever.

Residential Life

Geneseo's living and learning facilities include several styles of residence halls:  corridor, suite and townhouse. Among their residential choices, students may elect to live in an all first-year building, a transfer student community, or a residential college house. All residences are open to both men and women.  

Campus Life

Geneseo's dynamic campus environment is fueled by self-exploration and a shared commitment to learning and achievement. Our students create a distinctive campus culture through involvement in award-winning leadership development and community service programs, nationally competitive intercollegiate teams, and more than 200 student-led organizations. Countless opportunities for student engagement forge a supportive and challenging collegiate experience.

Admissions Website

Please see the Geneseo Admissions Website for more information.

Deadline Information

  • Early Decision:  November 15
  • Regular Decision:  January 1

Admissions decisions for Early Decision candidates will be mailed December 15th. Decisions for Regular Decision candidates will be mailed March 1st.  

Required Application Materials

  • Coalition Application and Additional Geneseo Questions or Common Application
  • $50 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • One teacher recommendation
  • School Report, including Transcript
  • Standardized test results, including either the SAT or the ACT.

Financial Aid

In order to be considered for need-based financial assistance at Geneseo, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file your FAFSA electronically at as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you wish to enter college.

Beginning in early March, the College will receive the results necessary to create your financial aid award. If you are admitted to the College, an award notice will then be sent to you shortly after you receive your letter of admission, indicating the amount of aid you can expect to receive from Federal, campus-based, and Stafford Loans, as well as Pell Grant and the Tuition Assistance Program.

For more information, please visit our Financial Aid website.

Additional Information