StudentsReview :: The State University of New York College - Geneseo - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
State University of New York College at Buffalo -- Buffalo, NY
Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology -- Alfred, NY
Saint Mary's College of California -- Moraga, CA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

The State University of New York College - Geneseo

There are 124 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Tough school, not enough emphasis on partying. Pick quantitative majors.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Overall, Geneseo is the right school for theBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Overall, Geneseo is the right school for the right type of person but it is definitely not for everybody. As far as academics go, they are very good and quite rigorous. This is a good and a bad thing, it does have a good reputation within the SUNY system, however you will have to work a lot harder here to achieve a decent GPA than most other SUNY schools. You should take this into consideration before going here, since getting a lower GPA at Geneseo wouldn't look as good as getting a higher one from other SUNY schools such as New Paltz or Oneonta (still very good schools, only a small step down from Geneseo). The campus is pretty nice but is always under construction with at least some part of the campus closed off. Socially, if you are not a part of greek life or a sports team you will find yourself sitting alone in your room on the weekends. Since the statesman and just about every other club/bar in Geneseo closed it seems as though everyone's social life is forced to rely on fraternities and sororities, which if you are not a part of you will very rarely be able to get into parties. Since, most parties are so exclusive and closed, this leads to many people rushing frats and sororities which both haze very heavily. Because of this, Geneseo seems to be attracting a lot more straight edge kids who are going to college solely for the education which is fine but i've never met such a large portion of people that have never drank in their lives- probably about 70% of the people i've met are like this, again not a bad thing just not normal for a 4 year college. As far as making friends here, it is surprisingly difficult if you are not on a sports team or in greek life. As a previous reviewer mentioned, i've noticed that a lot of people come to Geneseo with their high school friends and pretty much have no intentions of making other friends and seem to exclude anyone who reaches out to them. A lot of students also seem very fake and really stuck up/close-minded, obviously people are like this everywhere but the amount of people that i've met that have fit this stereotype is quite shocking, it could be an elitist type attitude since a lot of these people think they go to some kind of ivy-league school. There are some nice people here but they are far outnumbered by a frightening amount of people that just straight up aren't very nice. Overall, if you live near Geneseo and are looking to get a solid education then it's very good for that but if you are someone who would be coming here from more than a few hours away and are really trying to get a typical and enjoyable college experience then I would look elsewhere (unless you are on a sports team or fully intend on joining greek life). Personally, I will be transferring after my first year to a slightly lower ranked school but my social life and sanity is more important than spending another 3 years here.
1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
They easily accept youAverageAccounting
They easily accept you in as a transfer then when you need the most help to stay current in your degree they don't work with you. WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Compare SUNY-GeneseoSave SUNY-Geneseo

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→