Choosing a College: SUNY Geneseo

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY

Often touted as New York’s public honors college, SUNY Geneseo is a top destination for New York’s strongest students. And with just under 5,500 undergraduates enrolled, the College is an ideal size for students seeking a close-knit community coupled with rigorous academic opportunities. All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and students passionate about writing, sustainability, or global citizenship may want to consider joining the Writers, Eco, or Dante college houses. For fun, there are over 200 clubs and student organizations to choose from, including the Geneseo Pep Band (providing spirit and music at men’s ice hockey games), Stitches (a knitting and crocheting club), and Crew Club (for new or experienced rowers). Each year a select number of first year students are invited to join the Edgar Fellows community, which combines honors seminar coursework and special research opportunities for the most exceptional members of the incoming class. Good to know: between its superstar physics program and combined bachelor’s/master’s programs available through the University at Buffalo (dentistry), Columbia University (engineering), and SUNY Upstate Medical University (medicine), science majors flourish at Geneseo.

Photo credit: Top, Courtesy of SUNY Geneseo


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.