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From veterinary school to consulting for Google, see where our most recent graduates are headed and what they had to say about the Keuka experience.

Information for Parents

Fast Facts

Average Class Size: 14
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Female/Male Ratio: 70:30

Freshmen may have cars on campus.

Admissions Requirements

Standardized Test (SAT and ACT)
Standardized test scores are not required for admission to Keuka College, but can help a student when it comes to academic scholarships. The average for those students who have asked us to consider their scores is 1453 (SAT) and 21 (ACT).

Complete Application
We accept the Undergraduate Admission application anytime during the year.  

Letter of Recommendation
At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a teacher, guidance counselor, is required; however, students typically submit two or three.

School Transcripts
Transcripts must be sent from the high school guidance office to our admissions office. We are aware that many high school students have completed college courses, and questions pertaining to credit transfers should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. AP courses with an exam score of three or higher will transfer to Keuka.

Transfer students will need to have official transcripts sent from their college to the Keuka admissions office. High school transcripts are not required for transfer students if they have completed more than 30 college credit hours.

For additional information about admissions requirements, click here.

Founded in 1890 on the shores of Keuka Lake, the College currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students at its Keuka Park campus, community colleges and hospitals throughout New York State, and at partner universities in China and Vietnam.

The Field Period

One of the core components of a Keuka education is the Field Period internship. Since 1948, Keuka students have traveled throughout the United States and the world in order to gain hands-on, real-life experience.

Each student is required to complete a Field Period each academic year. This means your son or daughter will be able to explore their major in a real life setting starting their very first year. And because we know that students sometimes change their minds about what they’d like to do, our academic programs are designed so that majors can be changed their sophomore year and students can still graduate on time.

Academic Support

Thanks to our low student/faculty ratio (14:1), all students receive the individualized support and attention they need for a successful college career. All classes at Keuka are taught by professors—not graduate assistants—and our faculty generally know all of their students by name and take the time to learn about their personal and educational goals.

In addition, the Academic Success at Keuka (ASK) office provides tutoring and support in all our academic disciplines along with time management, test taking, and other interdisciplinary learning skills. The ASK office can also coordinate accommodations for those students who provide up-to-date information on documented disabilities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

For more than 110 years, we have been committed to providing students the opportunity to benefit from a Keuka education at a reasonable cost. In fact, we assist more than 98 percent of our students with the cost of their college education.

Each year, Keuka College awards more than $9.4 million in grants and scholarships to help make a private college education more affordable.

Up-to-date information about our scholarship programs, procedures for grants and loans, and more is available from the Office of Financial Aid. Information on tuition and fees is available there as well.


Keuka College is an incredibly safe, rural environment. The Office of Campus Safety is staffed 24/7/365 by certified security officers, and, in addition, the Yates County Sheriff’s Office maintains a substation on campus. The Office of Campus Safety offers myriad services to students, faculty, and staff, and you can learn more on its website.