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State University of New York at Geneseo Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

State University of New York - Geneseo (SUNY-Geneseo) is one of the finest liberal arts college in the U.S. It had an acceptance rate of 65% for Fall 2018 admissions.

SUNY- Geneseo offers admission to 50 undergraduate majors, graduate programs in accounting and education.

  • The standard application fee for all applicants is 50 USD
  • The first year enrolled applicants had SAT and ACT score of 1230 and ACT respectively.
  • Freshmen can apply through Common Application or SUNY Application or Coalition Application.


Application PortalFreshmen- Common Application/ SUNY Application/ Coalition Application
Graduate- University Graduate Portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)50 USD
Acceptance rate65%
Payment modeMoney Order/ Check/ Credit and Debit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/ Spring/Summer

SUNY- Geneseo College Admission Deadlines

Even though applications are accepted on a rolling basis, the college has recommended deadline to applicants. The applications received after the deadline are reviewed subject to availability of spaces.

Recommended deadlines for undergraduate programs.

Student/ Decision typeFall SemesterSpring Semester
Early DecisionNovember 15-
FreshmenJanuary 1December 1
InternationalJune 1November 1

The course specific deadlines of graduate programs are given below:

Education Program
Summer Session I and FallApril 1
Summer Session IIJune 1
SpringNovember 1
MS in Accounting
Early action (non-binding) - FallSeptember 1
Regular Decision - FallJune 1

SUNY- Geneseo International Admissions

The college hosts students from 26 countries in its campus. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services oversees matters pertaining to international admissions.

Admission Requirement

  • Academic transcripts and their English translations
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Passport copy
  • Financial Statement of Support
  • Personal Statement

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Official test scores of any of the following English proficiency exams are accepted for international admissions.

  • TOEFL-IBT (minimum score 71)
  • IELTS (minimum score 6.5)
  • PTE
  • Eiken Grade Pre -1
  • iTEP

Student Visa Application Information

International students need visa to stay and study in the U.S. The admitted international student has to follow the given steps to obtain visa:

  1. Accept the offer of admission by paying 500 USD deposit
  2. Submit the following documents to obtain form I-20 from College
    1. Copy of passport
    2. Bank statements
    3. Financial support letter
  3. Pay SEVIS I-901 fee after I-20 is received
  4. Apply for F-1 Visa
  5. Attend Visa interview

In case any assistance is needed, contact the International Student & Scholar Services at

SUNY- Geneseo Undergraduate Admissions

SUNY Geneseo offers 50 undergraduate degree programs. 40% of Geneseo’s graduates have a double major and/or both a major and minor.

From a total of 8,879 applications, 1340 freshmen joined Geneseo in fall 2017. Details concerning undergraduate admission are mentioned below.

Where to Apply: Common Application or SUNY Application or Coalition Application

Admission Requirements: The following documents are required to receive an admission decision:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • For early decision applicants -

SUNY-Geneseo College Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions handles all matters pertaining to graduate admissions. The admission decision is made by the Graduate Enrollment Coordinator and the program director and faculty members of the concerned department.

SUNY-Geneseo offers masters degree programs in Accounting and Education. The admission requirements for these programs are:

  • GPA - 3.0
  • GMAT for M.S in Accounting
  • Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation and additional filled-in recommendation form in case of M.S Accounting
  • Proof of New York State initial certification for all education programs
  • GMAT waiver -
    • Earned or expected to earn a Bachelor's degree in accounting
    • Applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

Applicants may be offered full admission, partial admission or denied admission. Applicants who are denied admission may appeal to the Director of Graduate Studies. Queries related to programs can be asked at

The admission decisions for early decision and freshmen are provided by December 15 and March 1 respectively in fall semester. Applicants are advised to submit forms and other documents within the recommended deadlines to secure seats.

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