SUNY College at Geneseo: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

SUNY College at Geneseo

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SUNY College at Geneseo is public liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 66%. Located on the western edge of New York State's Finger Lakes region, and part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Geneseo receives high marks for its value for both in-state and out-of-state students. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the college a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The Geneseo Knights compete in the NCAA, within the Division III SUNY Conference. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, track and field, and swimming.

Considering applying to SUNY College at Geneseo? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, SUNY College at Geneseo had an acceptance rate of 66%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 66 students were admitted, making Geneseo's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 10,433
Percent Admitted 66%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

SUNY College at Geneseo requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 88% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 560 650
Math 560 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Geneseo's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Geneseo scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 650, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Geneseo.

Requirements

SUNY College at Geneseo does not require the optional SAT essay section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Geneseo participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

SUNY College at Geneseo requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 12% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 28

This admissions data tells us that most of Geneseo's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Geneseo received a composite ACT score between 23 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

SUNY College at Geneseo does not require the optional ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Geneseo superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of SUNY College at Geneseo's incoming freshmen class was 3.62, and over 73% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Geneseo have primarily A and high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

SUNY College at Geneseo Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
SUNY College at Geneseo Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to SUNY College at Geneseo. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

SUNY College at Geneseo, which accepts two-thirds of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Geneseo has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Geneseo's average range. If SUNY College at Geneseo is your first choice, note that the school has an Early Decision option that can improve your chances of admission and demonstrate your interest in the college.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 25 or better. You'll have a much better chance of acceptance with test scores above these lower numbers.

All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and SUNY College at Geneseo Undergraduate Admissions Office.