Tuition & Fees

$8,220

$17,870

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,915
Declined + 1,539
Total Received 5,454
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Public

3,416

undergraduate students

280

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 3,696
Established in 1816
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  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: 9,708), 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
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
14%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
2%
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 Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some
ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,915
Declined + 1,539
Total Received 5,454

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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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 $8,277,426
State $8,281,052
Institutional $2,956,544
Other external $464,186
Total $19,979,208

Non-need-based

Federal $1,200
State $104,622
Institutional $1,036,450
Other external $142,273
Total $1,284,545

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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
Geology
Graphic Design/New Media
History
Interdisciplinary Natural Science
International Studies
Literacy Education
Literacy Specialist
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Studies
Musical Studies/Composition/Theory/Music Theory
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Student-Initiated Interdepartmental Major
Theatre
Theatre Education
Visual Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

92%

3,416
students

Female
58%
1,966

Male
42%
1,450

Graduate

8%

280
students

Female
76%
213

Male
24%
67

undergraduateFull-time

97%

3,321
students

Female
58%
1,920

Male
42%
1,401

undergraduatePart-time

3%

95
students

Female
49%
46

Male
51%
49

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Recommended 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 Recommended of Some

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
Ghana
Haiti
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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