Geneseo was established more than 150 years ago by James and William Wadsworth, whose de scendants still reside in the village their family founded in the late 1700s. The traditions and collegiate history of the area are em bodied at the Geneseo campus, with its brick walkways, shady maples, and flourishing ivy. The village of 7,000, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, is located in the Genesee Valley of western New York. The College is small, delightfully personal, and sits on 220 acres on a hillside overlooking the valley. Geneseo is close to two major cities—Rochester and Buffalo—as well as the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities of the Finger Lakes region. Letch worth State Park, Conesus Lake, and Bristol Valley and Swain ski areas are within a few miles of the campus.
The Undergraduate Research Grants program, administered by the Geneseo Foundation, allows a host of students to engage in research each year.
Many team with Geneseo faculty members on research projects, contributing to papers and giving presentations at national meetings. The foundation also awards more than 250 merit based scholarships annually.
Many courses, including a humanities course in Athens, Greece, or at Oxford University in England, are offered each summer.
An internship program allows students to gain practical experi ence in everything from tele vision production to market research.
Geneseo has been listed in national publications as one of the most selective colleges in New York State.
Among student activities are student government, concert council, over 180 clubs, fraternities andsororities, religious organizations, movies, guest lecturers, and numerous concerts.
Superb facilities include two in door athletic complexes, an outdoor track and field facility, three theaters, and two art galleries.
To Visit the Campus Thirty miles south of Rochester, the College is directly off exits 7 and 8 of Interstate Route 390.
Admission Requirements Admission decisions are based on a number of criteria, including rigor of high school coursework, average through grade 11, Regents examination scores, rank in class, scores from ACT or SAT, and an essay.
Recommendations of counselors and/or employers, while not required, should be submitted if there is additional information that the Committee on Admissions should consider. One teacher recommendation is required. An interview is recommended, but not required.
EOP Admissions Based on high school performance, recommendations, and formal assessment of financial eligibility according to legislated guidelines.
Programs of Study
- The College offers majors in the liberal arts, education, business, and performing arts.
- one undergraduate programs lead to the BA, BS, or BSEd degrees.
- MA and MSEd degrees are offered in certain areas,as well as MS in accounting.
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- American Chemical Society
- American Speech and Hearing Association
- Council on Education of the Deaf
- American Library Association
- Member, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. While transfers may choose off-campus accommodations, housing is available to them for all
their years at Geneseo. Approximately 62 percent of undergraduates live in one of 17 campus residence halls. The halls, with suite-type, corridor resi dences,
or townhouse complexes are small (many house fewer than 250 students). Those inter ested in intensive writing, issues of sustainability and social justice,
science and math, or foreign language may participate in the special interest housing plan.
Varsity and intramural athletics for men and/or women include basketball, cross country, equestrian, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and field hockey.