Geneseo, New York

SUNY at Geneseo Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into SUNY at Geneseo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Geneseo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into SUNY at Geneseo and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #92 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,360 out of 8,789 applicants were admitted making SUNY at Geneseo a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. SUNY at Geneseo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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SUNY at Geneseo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1280

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Geneseo?

SUNY at Geneseo typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >81%
1275 to 1360 Avg + 72%-81%
1190 to 1275 Avg - 60%-72%
1105 to 1190 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1105 Low <47%
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SUNY at Geneseo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY at Geneseo?

Admission data indicates that SUNY at Geneseo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Geneseo.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
24 to 26 Avg - 63%-72%
22 to 24 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 22 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into SUNY at Geneseo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Geneseo was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SUNY at Geneseo accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Geneseo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of SUNY at Geneseo freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Geneseo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 85%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Geneseo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,458 3,331 8,789
Accepted 4,007 2,353 6,360
Acceptance Rate 73% 71% 72%
Enrolled 855 485 1,340
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 21% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Geneseo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

SUNY at Geneseo Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Geneseo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196167 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Geneseo.