Keuka Park, New York
Many students agree that attending Keuka College is like joining a new family. The growing campus community supports personal experiences in all facets of student life. Keuka professors, accomplished contributors to their respective fields of scholarship, consider teaching their calling and guide every student in the work of educating her or himself.
Outside of the classroom, Keuka College teams play in the NCAA Division III level with an emphasis on student-athlete involvement. Students from more than twenty states and nine countries attend Keuka College, adding both diversity and experience to the campus. To be part of the Keuka College community is to develop a more intimate and appreciative relationship to the world.
Get to know Keuka College
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Health Services
- Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
- Academic Tutors
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
- Gender & Sexuality Center
On a small campus of fewer than 1,000 students, there are plenty of work-study positions available. Without the College’s student employment workforce, Keuka would have to hire more than 100 full-time employees. Part-time jobs on campus allow students to explore their interests, build résumés, and earn extra spending money. Work-study jobs range from serving as referees at intramural games to working at the circulation desk in the library.
Keuka College is nationally recognized for its commitment to service and community. The Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings ranked Keuka in 6th place among 682 master’s universities for community service participation and hours served. Keuka College is also named in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 37 | 10-19: 87 | 20-29: 79
30-39: 41 | 40-49: 4 | 50-99: 7 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 7%
White, non-Hispanic: 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
THE KEUKA COLLEGE WAY
At Keuka College, distinguished faculty (not graduate students) teach all of the classes, guiding every student in the work of educating him or herself. Faculty members hail from such nationally known institutions as Cornell University, Yale, MIT, Syracuse University, the University of California at Berkeley, University of Rochester, Princeton University, and Gallaudet University. With an average class size of 16, a Keuka College student will always get the personal attention he or she needs. Professors know students by name, becoming personal guides and mentors. They do everything they can to help each student achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations.
SUPPORT FROM THE BEGINNING
The faculty, staff, and upperclassmen within the Keuka College community are committed to helping new students succeed in academics, career development, and their personal lives. Every incoming freshman is assigned both a professional success advocate as well as an upperclassmen mentor so that they may discuss and map out their personal and academic goals as they adjust to college life. Each success advocate and mentor is trained to help students make their transitions and connect with other resources on campus.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
THE KEUKA COLLEGE FAMILY
At Keuka College, a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni are always ready to welcome new students. It’s really an extended family in which lifelong are built from the very first day on campus. These Keukaonians are also known for their commitment to giving back to the local community. Keuka College’s Community Service Advocates offer an array of projects in which students can get involved. After all, giving back not only does some good for others, but it also looks great on a résumé!
At Keuka College, there are more than 40 clubs and organizations from which to choose as well as easy opportunities to found new ones. Campus activities are held both during the week and on the weekends. Events include comedy shows, concerts, contests, dances, movies, carnivals, bus trips, campus recreation tournaments, and more.
Keuka College has a ropes course right on campus for those who love the outdoors, adventure, and physical challenges. Since 1989, Keuka College’s TeamWorks! adventure staff has been developing customized programs for school and college groups, nonprofits, church groups, and corporations to build teamwork and success strategies. Participants have the chance to explore the high and low elements of the Birkett Mills Challenge Course and a near-endless supply of ground, stationary, and portable activities. Those who join the TeamWorks! Adventure Club can participate in such off-campus adventures as whitewater rafting, rock climbing, cave diving, and more.
ACCESS TO ADVENTURE
Keuka College’s beautiful, tree-lined campus sits on the shore of majestic Keuka Lake, one of the cleanest freshwater lakes in the world. The Finger Lakes region is known for its stunning scenery and picturesque setting. There is definitely plenty to do with hundreds of hiking trails and access to lakes, watersports, apple orchards, wineries, ski resorts, golf courses, horseback riding, and much more.
With Keuka Lake State Park right down the road and Watkins Glen State Park and Corning Museum of Glass just short drives away, there’s no reason to be bored. Plus, Keuka College is only an hour from the major metropolitan area of Rochester, NY, and about the same distance from the city of Syracuse. Find great shopping 30 minutes away at the Waterloo Premium Outlets, with its 80 shops and boutiques, or reach popular Eastview Mall within an hour’s drive. The historic village of Penn Yan is only three miles from campus. There, students can enjoy local eateries, bowling, putt-putt golf, a movie theater, and hidden waterfalls.
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), NCAA Division III Athletics.
Men’s Sports: Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, and Volleyball
Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, and Volleyball
15 Intramural sports
Club sports: Equestrian, Step, Dance, Cheer, and eSports
Colors: Green and Gold
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 100%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
THE KEUKA COLLEGE WAY FORWARD
No matter what major a student chooses, Keuka College offers the opportunity to design customized, real-world experiences to let them explore their interests and possibilities every year. This Field Period® can be an internship, a cultural experience (either stateside or abroad!), a community service project, an artistic endeavor, or a spiritual-based exploration.
Just a few of the companies with which students have conducted a Field Period® study include The San Francisco 49ers, University of Rochester Medical Center, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, Merrill Lynch, Scholastic Publishing, and the American Cancer Society. Keuka College students have also traveled all over the world to places such as Italy, Australia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, Vietnam, China, England, and South Africa during a Field Period® experience.
Keuka not only accepts the Common Application, but it also gives students the option to apply through its own application, which is free for incoming on-campus freshmen or transfers students. With the exception of the occupational therapy and dual-degree nursing programs, the college operates on a rolling admissions policy with no deadline to apply. In 2017-18, Keuka’s total aid to students amounted to $16.3 million dollars. Some 98% of students receive financial aid.
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank |Standardized test scores
Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Interview
Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
First generation | Alumni/ae relation | Geographical residence
Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
Tuition & Cost
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