Tuition & Fees

$7,994

$17,844

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,678
Declined + 1,298
Total Received 4,976
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Public

3,614

undergraduate students

290

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Music Education
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Codes

SAT 2545
ACT 2946

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School Facts

SUNY College at Potsdam, founded in 1816, is a public, liberal arts college. Its 240-acre campus is located in Potsdam NY, north of Syracuse.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,904
Established in 1816
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Potsdam, NY

240‐acre campus in Potsdam (population: 9,732), 70 miles from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and 150 miles from Syracuse. Served by bus; major airports serve Ottawa and Syracuse; train serves Cornwall, Ontario (30 miles).

SUNY — Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 1% of male students
 
7 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some
ACT only Required of some

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,678
Declined + 1,298
Total Received 4,976

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Thomas W. Nesbitt
Director of Admissions
P: 877 768-7326
F: 315 267-2163
admissions@potsdam.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,321,412
State $8,411,940
Institutional $2,578,713
Other external $473,759
Total $19,785,824

Non-need-based

Federal $10,825
State $81,550
Institutional $1,041,557
Other external $171,514
Total $1,305,446

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
SUNY Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Max C Bear
School colors
maroon and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Archaeological Studies
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Music
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Childhood/Early Childhood Education
Communication
Community Health
Computer/Information Sciences
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Economics
Educational Technology Specialist
English
English Education
English/Communication
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
French
French Education
Geology
History
Information/Communication Technology
Interdisciplinary Natural Science
International Studies
Literacy Education
Literacy Specialist
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Student-Initiated Interdepartmental Major
Theatre
Theatre Education
Visual Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

93%

3,614
students

Female
57%
2,055

Male
43%
1,559

Graduate

7%

290
students

Female
77%
222

Male
23%
68

undergraduateFull-time

96%

3,504
students

Female
58%
2,001

Male
42%
1,503

undergraduatePart-time

4%

110
students

Female
50%
54

Male
50%
56

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ecuador
Haiti
India
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Kennison
International Admissions Counselor
315 267-2180
kenniska@potsdam.edu

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