GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo welcomed 1,014 new freshmen to campus this week as classes got under way for the 2010-11 academic year. The Class of 2014 brings a mean SAT score of 1340 and a mean ACT score of 29. The SAT score is a composite of the critical reading and math sections of the national standardized test that most students submit when applying for college admission. For the past several years, Geneseo's average has been about 300 points higher than the national composite average for all U.S. college students taking the test.
The mean high school GPA for this year's entering class at Geneseo is 94 and more than half ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The admissions committee selected the entering class from more than 10,000 applications. Total estimated enrollment this year will be 5,705 (5,498 undergraduates and 207 graduate students).
"We continue to see academically talented students applying to Geneseo, allowing a great deal of selectivity for admission," said Bill Caren, associate vice president for enrollment services at the college. "The academic vitality on campus is evident in a number of ways and our students will benefit greatly from this tremendous learning-centered environment."
Among the incoming class are 62 new international students, bringing the college's total international student population to 200 from 24 countries.
During student convocation Aug. 30, Geneseo Psychology Professor Terry Bazett gave students an insightful tour of the brain in his keynote address "Developing Your Whole Brain at Geneseo." He advised students on how to develop the whole brain to its fullest potential while they are at Geneseo.
A wide variety of activities are planned for students during the college's Weeks of Welcome (known as WOW), which runs through Sept. 25.
At the faculty and staff convocation Aug. 27, Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl recognized recent 2010 award recipients:
2010 Award Recipients
SUNY Board of Trustees Distinguished Professorship Honors
David Geiger, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry
SUNY Geneseo Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Ganie DeHart, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology
Scott Giorgis, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences
Chi-Ming Tang, associate professor of mathematics
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
Margaret Stolee, assistant professor of history
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
Mark Mitschow, professor of accounting
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Leonard Sancilio, dean of students
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service
Christie Reed, keyboard specialist I in the Office of Admissions
President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advising
David Levy, assistant professor of philosophy
President's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity
Sid Bosch, professor of biology
President's Award for Outstanding Professional Service
Rebecca Anchor, director of purchasing and central services
Drs. Carol and Michael Harter Endowment for Faculty Mentoring Award
Kurt Fletcher, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Joseph M. O'Brien Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching
Timothy Tomczak, lecturer of psychology
James and Julia Lockhart Supported Professorship for Research and Creative Activities
Mary Mohan, associate professor communication
Geneseo Alumni Association Supported Professorship
Jennifer Katz, associate professor of psychology