Keuka College Today

Founded in 1890 on the shore of beautiful Keuka Lake as a private residential undergraduate college, today’s Keuka College also offers master’s degrees as well as programs throughout upstate New York, and in China and Vietnam.

Social responsibility and integrity are ingrained in the Keuka College fabric, and our commitment to community service is remarkable. This historic commitment to social responsibility and our status as a national leader in experiential, hands-on learning have garnered us attention from such respected, national sources as The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and, most recently, Washington Monthly magazine.

Experiential learning has long been a hallmark of the Keuka College experience. Field Period™, a required internship program for our undergraduates, has been a cornerstone of our curriculum since 1942. Each year, students garner at least 140 hours of hands-on experience, putting into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Some go back to their hometowns, while others pursue opportunities nationally and internationally. Students in the adult degree completion programs also participate in experiential learning through practicums and work-based action research projects. The model has been successfully exported to China and Vietnam, and has become a major differentiator there.


Our faculty teaches a diverse curriculum that features more than 30 undergraduate programs, including liberal arts majors, pre-professional and professional programs, as well as seven graduate programs.

We offer bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs through the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) at more than 20 sites throughout upstate New York, including community colleges and several hospitals for our nursing programs.

We are a major educational player in the Pacific Rim, with more than 2,600 students pursuing Keuka College degrees at four Chinese partner universities—one of the largest enrollments of any U.S. college operating in that country. Another 600-plus students are studying at three partner universities in Vietnam.

We bring more than 100 international students to our home campus in Keuka Park every year.

We extend educational opportunities online through the Wertman Office of Digital Education (WODE) for our home campus as well as off campus students.

We offer 18 intercollegiate sports and a variety of intramural sports on our home campus, along with more than 40 student clubs.

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