Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Best School That No One Has Heard Of

We have seen that Rochester's surrounding counties can be agricultural powerhouses.  But is there anything else going on in the middle of nowhere? Nestled in one such county, Livingston County, is a small and seemingly anonymous public liberal arts college.  In usual Rochester fashion, the anonymity has much more to do with brand (or lack thereof) than actual quality.  Located about 30 minutes south of Rochester, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo is in reality one of the best public universities in the nation:

  • Of 64 SUNY institutions, SUNY Geneseo is the most selective.
  • Based on SAT/ACT scores, acceptance rates, and high school class rank, SUNY Geneseo has been ranked as the 7th most competitive public institution in the country...ahead of the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan. 
  • SUNY Geneseo was number one on a list from Kiplinger's Personal Finance which identified the 24 best colleges in the nation that cost less than $30,000 per year to attend.
  • SUNY Geneseo was among 44 "Best Buy Schools" in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.  This ranking identified 22 public and 22 private schools...in three countries, namely the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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