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Keuka College

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. They guide every student in the work of educating herself 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.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,723 undergraduate students
77% of undergrad students are full time
26% male — 74% female

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
94 full-time faculty
6 part-time faculty
8 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

80% of undergraduate students living on campus, 94% of traditional students living on campus

School Location

Situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, about 50 miles southeast of Rochester, in Keuka Park, N.Y., Keuka College enjoys over 1,000 feet of lakefront.


72% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

53% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 3%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 9%
White 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 7%


North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), NCAA Division III Athletics. Men’s Sports (8): Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball. Women’s Sports (8): Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Intramural sports: 15.
Club sports: 4.

Mascot: Wolfpack
Colors: Green and Gold

Academic Programs

• Business Management
• Accounting
• Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Marketing
• Sports Management
• Organizational Communication

Health & Human Service:
• Biomedical Biology
• Child & Family Services
• Clinical Science
• Development Disabilities Psychology
• Medical Technology
• Mental Health Psychology
• OT
• Pre-Professional
• Social Work

• Adolescent Programs
• Educational Studies
• Unified Early Childhood
• Unified Childhood
Criminal Justice and Forensics:
• Forensic Psychology
• Forensic Chemistry (minor)
• Criminology & Criminal Justice

Natural Sciences & Math:
• Applied Mathematics (minor)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry (minor)
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies (minor)
• Mathematics

Humanities & Fine Arts:
• Art & Design
• ASL – English Interpreting
• Communication Studies (minor)
• Creative Writing (minor)
• English
• Organizational Communication
• Spanish & Area Studies (minor)
• Theatre & Drama (minor)
• Writing/Communication

Law & Social Sciences:
• Child & Family Studies
• Political Science & History
• Pre-Law (minor)
• Psychology
• Sociology

A comprehensive list, including minors, can be found at:

Student Employment

On a small campus of fewer than 1,000 students, there are plenty of work-study positions available. Without the College’s student employment work force, Keuka would have to hire more than 100 full-time employees. Part-time jobs on campus allow students to explore interests, build resumes, and earn extra spending money. Work-study jobs range from serving as referees at intramural games or 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 Keuka College Way

At Keuka College, distinguished faculty (not graduate students) teach all of the classes, guiding every student in the work of educating himself or herself. Faculty members hail from nationally known institutions such as Cornell University, Yale, MIT, Syracuse University, the University of California at Berkley, University of Rochester, Princeton University, and Gallaudet University. With a student to faculty ratio of 14:1, 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 personal life. Every incoming freshman is assigned both a professional success advocate and an upperclassmen mentor to discuss their personal and academic goals during their adjustment to college life. Each success advocate and mentor is trained to help students make their transitions and connect with other resources on campus.

The Keuka College Family

At Keuka College, a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni are ready to welcome new students. It’s really an extended family where lifelong friendships with other Keukaonians are built, starting the very first day on campus. Keuka College students 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, it also looks great on a resume!

Student Activities

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, non-profits, 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 off-campus adventures such as white-water 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 Keuka’s 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 a major metropolitan area: Rochester, NY. The historic village of Penn Yan, is only three miles from campus. There, students can enjoy go-carts, bowling, putt-putt, a movie theater, and hidden waterfalls.

The Keuka College Way Forward

No matter what major a student chooses, Keuka College offers the opportunity to design customized, real-world experiences to explore interests every year. This Field Period™ can be an internship, cultural experience, community service project, or spiritual-based exploration.

Just a few of the companies with which students have conducted their Field Periods™ 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 American Cancer Society. Keuka College students have also traveled all over the world to places such as Italy, Australia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Israel, Vietnam, China, England, and South Africa during a Field Period™ experience.



2,290 Total Applicants 
1,756 Total Admissions 
318 Total Freshman Enrollment

76.68% of applicants admitted


Net Price Calculator 


Tuition $27,942
Fees $750
Total $28,692
Room and Board (on campus) $11,070
Room Only $5,258
Board Only $5,812
Estimated Total On Campus $39,762


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

99% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
87% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$20,222 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$9,021 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates