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SUNY - Geneseo

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About SUNY - Geneseo

As one of the most selective public colleges in the country, Geneseo is highly ranked in national publications for academic quality and value. The undergraduate research grants program allows a host of students to engage in a wide variety of research with Geneseo faculty members and present papers at regional and national meetings.

The College’s $53 million Integrated Science Center includes the only pelletron particle accelerator in western New York – a key asset for scientific research in the region. Geneseo is among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics. Among primarily undergraduate institutions, the College ranks in the top 10 nation­ally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.

Nestled next to the Village of Geneseo – one of 24 communities nationwide to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark – the campus’s ivy-covered brick buildings evince a traditional college ambience. The Village is an ideal home for the College, with long-standing traditions of mutual respect and shared culture. 

Geneseo offers 54 undergraduate majors and an array of dual degree and international study programs, including humanities courses in England and Europe each summer, including our core Humanities courses taught in England and Europe each summer.

Student activities include NCAA Division III athletics (2005 national championship in women’s cross-country); 200 student organizations (including 11 student multicultural groups); an active student government; community service opportunities; and a variety of distinguished speakers and cultural events each year. The College also offers a nationally award-winning student leadership program and a nationally award-winning community/college collaboration dedicated to rebuilding areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Campus information

Located in the historic village of Geneseo in the upstate Finger Lakes region, the State University of New York at Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence. We are dedicated to developing socially responsible citizens with skills and values for a productive life.

Nestled next to the Village of Geneseo – one of 24 communities nationwide to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark – the campus’s ivy-covered brick buildings evince a traditional college ambience. The Village is an ideal home for the College, with long-standing traditions of mutual respect and shared culture.

Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, the College is a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo. The campus embodies the traditions of northeastern colleges with its brick walkways, shade trees and flourishing ivy.

Accommodation

Geneseo’s living and learning facilities include several styles of residence halls: corridor, suite, and townhouse.  Among their residential choices, students may elect to live in an all first-year building, a transfer student community, or a residential college house.  All residences are open to both men and women.  In corridor-style halls, men and women are assigned in clusters close to shared men’s or women’s bathrooms.  This means that most halls house both men and women on each floor.  In most suite buildings (in which students share a double bedroom and a common room), students choose a 4, 5, 6, or 8-person suite with a same-gender group.  In Genesee Hall and in the Saratoga Townhouses, groups may be mixed-gender, including (in double rooms) roommates selected by each other regardless of gender.  No student is assigned to a gender inclusive suite or townhouse, however, without requesting this option.
 
Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Ontario, Putnam, Seneca, and Wyoming halls are suite-style buildings in the North Village, predominantly housing upper-level residents (sophomores, juniors, and seniors). These halls include kitchens in each quadrangle and additional quiet study space on each floor. The average capacity for suite-style buildings is 200 students, but Putnam and Seneca, homes of EcoHouse and Writers House, provide a more intimate environment for about 85 students who apply to live in each house.  Writers House includes a classroom where academic courses may be taught.  Genesee Hall offers gender inclusive housing.  Wyoming accommodates international students who need housing over Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks.
 
Livingston, Steuben, and Jones are corridor-style buildings in the Central Village.  Monroe Hall, which will re-open after renovations in January 2013, will have a few suites and junior suites in addition to traditional corridor-style double rooms.  Monroe includes a classroom where academic courses may be taught.  Monroe will also offer single rooms for any student whose medical need for a single room has been documented through the Office of Disability Services. Monroe will be home to EcoHouse and Tesla House.  Steuben is a corridor style hall. 
 
Nassau, Niagara, Onondaga, Suffolk, and Wayne halls are located in the South Village.  Nassau and Suffolk halls are suite-style and accommodate first-year students, transfer students, and upper-level residents. Niagara, Wayne and Onondaga are corridor-style buildings.  Onondaga and Wayne house first-year students exclusively.  Wayne Hall is also the home to Dante House, a residential college house for first-year students, including first-year Edgar Fellows, international students, and students who prefer a smaller community of committed scholars.  While most South Village halls accommodate 200 residents each, Onondaga houses 350 first-year students and Dante House has only 100 residents.  Dante House also accommodates international students who need housing over Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks.
 
Saratoga Terrace, which opened in 2001, consists of 4 and 5-person townhouse units.  The townhouses are the only residence halls that offer private bedrooms to the general residential population. Each townhouse unit has a shared living room, full kitchen, and two full baths. The townhouses accommodate returning upper-level (primarily senior and junior) students.

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Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Education and Teaching 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 MBA 1

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