College of the month: SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is a four-year, liberal arts and sciences college originally founded in 1871. The 220-acre campus is located about two hours west of Syracuse.

As a school with undergraduate, professional and master's level programs, it was rated second among public universities in the north by US News and World Report. There are approximately 5,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the school. The average class size is 26 students, with a student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The ratio of male to female students is 43 to 57.

Thirty miles outside of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo competes in Division III NCAA sports with 20 varsity teams. Student life boasts over 200 extracurricular clubs, and 17 residents hall to mingle in.

Possible majors include communication, philosophy, sociology, business and geophysics just to name a few. The school considers Colgate, Hamilton, Boston College, Villanova and SUNY Binghamton some of its peer institutions, and enrolls about 10 percent of its applicants.

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