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SUNY at Geneseo Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into SUNY at Geneseo

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
61%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Geneseo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into SUNY at Geneseo and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SUNY at Geneseo is 61%.  It ranks #55 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. SUNY at Geneseo is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,289 out of 10,250 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent (SAT 1140/1310 ACT 24/29). SUNY at Geneseo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SUNY at Geneseo application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY at Geneseo. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 82% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

SUNY at Geneseo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1140-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT 
82%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

SUNY at Geneseo typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. SUNY at Geneseo ranks #30 in New York and #207 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1310 and Above Good >75%
1225 to 1310 Avg + 61%-75%
1140 to 1225 Avg - 45%-61%
1055 to 1140 Reach 30%-45%
Less than 1055 Low <30%
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SUNY at Geneseo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
19%
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 #37 in New York and #242 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Geneseo.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >77%
26 to 29 Avg + 61%-77%
24 to 26 Avg - 48%-61%
22 to 24 Reach 36%-48%
Less than 22 Low <36%
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SUNY at Geneseo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.61
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY at Geneseo?

Applicants require 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 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 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 61% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Geneseo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 39.6% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 30.7% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.6% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.3% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% of SUNY at Geneseo freshman were in the top twenty five 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 36%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 95%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

SUNY at Geneseo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,682 3,568 10,250
Accepted 4,118 2,171 6,289
Acceptance Rate 62% 61% 61%
Enrolled 589 302 891
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 14% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
239

Applicants have 239 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Geneseo is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Geneseo and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY at Geneseo Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does SUNY at Geneseo prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY at Geneseo. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Geneseo?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY at Geneseo. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY at Geneseo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1310. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY at Geneseo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.