On Tuesday Sept. 10, U.S. News and World Report released its “Best Colleges of 2014” guidebook. This guidebook ranks schools in different categories to inform prospective college students about their college education options. Geneseo is ranked second among the “Top Public Schools in the North,” falling below the College of New Jersey.
According to U.S. News and World Report, public schools are schools that are “funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state.”
In addition to this, Geneseo was ranked second in the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category among regional universities in the North.
According to Provost Carol Long, the undergraduate teaching is the “hallmark” of Geneseo.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, changes were made in the ranking process in order to accommodate the change in the college admissions process. For example, high school rank is now weighted lower because it is not often asked for by college admissions. Graduation rate performance has been given increased weight and was used to analyze colleges in every category for the first time. According to U.S. News and World Report graduation rate performance “measures the difference between a school’s predicted and actual graduation rate.”
Geneseo was also ranked 15th in general rankings for northern regional universities, which are defined as universities that have a full range of undergraduate programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Geneseo as “a university that values an enduring mission of giving back to the greater community through a consistent record and vigorous curriculum, preparing students to enter the world.”υ