State University of New York, Geneseo Geneseo NY

State University of New York, Geneseo

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $25,000—$30,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business, Physics

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70 + , IELTS: Band 6 +

  • Social Media

"Geneseo Tops the List - Best Value for International Students - #1 in the U.S."

-- Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Prestigious organizations rank SUNY Geneseo among the top public universities in the United States, and the very best value for international students. "The Harvard of the SUNY system" says the Princeton Review. "One of the country's most highly regarded public colleges," writes The New York Times.

We invite qualified international students to come study with the best in New York State. Founded in 1871, the Geneseo campus of The State University of New York specializes in undergraduate education, offering 48 Bachelor Degree Programs including study in:

  • International Relations
  • Communications
  • Accounting*
  • Economics*
  • Business Administration*
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Law

*Accredited by AACSB

Academic Excellence

As part of the SUNY system, Geneseo is one of 64 campuses in the largest public university system in the United States. SUNY Geneseo's outstanding reputation results from the dedication of faculty, quality of programs, broad technical resources, seriousness of its students and the achievements of its graduates.

Scenic Surroundings

Nestled in the rolling hills of Western New York, Geneseo is home to 5,200 students, who are guaranteed 4-year on-campus housing or may choose to live off-campus in the picturesque, historic village of Geneseo. Free student bus shuttles in and around Geneseo also offer 30-minute service to Rochester, NY (population 1 million) with major malls, professional sports, arts and entertainment districts. Students often travel the 90-minutes by car to Niagara Falls, 3 hours to Toronto Canada, or 8 hours to New York City.

Personal Opportunity

Students receive personal attention from Geneseo's noted faculty. Classes are small, averaging 28 students, and are all taught by faculty, not by student assistants. Many exceptional students receive funding to assist professors with research, co-publish academic studies or present findings at national symposia.

Intensive English Language Study At Geneseo

Geneseo offers "English as a Second Language" (ESL) Programs to non-native speakers before and during the first year of study. ESL courses carry academic credits and count toward graduation requirements. An intensive 3-week summer session is offered in August, prior to the Fall Semester, for those students wishing to strengthen their initial academic experience.

Dedicated International Student Services

Personalized service is the hallmark of Geneseo's International Student Services office. ISS office staff are knowledgeable professionals with a combined 75 years experience. The office coordinates admissions, international travel documents and programs to help students adjust, both academically and socially, to life at Geneseo - including a formal International Orientation program.

"Best Value" means High Quality Education at a Modest Price

Geneseo combines academic excellence with modest cost. As part of New York's State University system, international students can expect to pay about $25,803 for 2 full semesters of study at Geneseo. That total includes tuition, fees, room, food, medical insurance and estimates for books.


SUNY Geneseo invites applications from students outside the United States and from those currently studying in the U.S. Application deadline for Fall semester is June 1. Spring semester application deadline is November 1. Geneseo's international application form provides a list of required documents and a checklist of action requirements.


Nivedita Rajan from India: Studies English and French Literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo

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State University of New York, Geneseo

International Admissions
International Student Services Office Erwin 217
1 College Circle
Geneseo NY 14454
P: 585.245.5404
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  • Music
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  • Plant Biology
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  • Premedical
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  • Special Education
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  • Statistics
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English Programs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • English Language (ESL)

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