Tuition & Fees

$8,711

$18,621

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
35%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,130
Declined + 2,293
Total Received 6,423
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Public

3,298

undergraduate students

223

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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Location

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 3,521
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)

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Potsdam, NY

240‐acre campus in Potsdam (population: 16,075), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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 8% of male students
 
7 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
35%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
10%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,130
Declined + 2,293
Total Received 6,423

Admissions Factors

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
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

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,257

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room $8,150
Board $5,750
Additional fees $1,641
Books & supplies $1,340
Total $23,951
Average Financial Aid - $15,257
Total with Avg. Aid $8,694
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 315 267-2162
F: 315 267-3067
finaid@potsdam.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Godreau
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@potsdam.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, basketball, bowling, racquetball, rugby, soccer, track and field (indoor/outdoor)

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, rugby, soccer, track and field (indoor/outdoor)

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, boat racing, bowling, broomball, canoeing, cheerleading, dance ensemble, divine dancers, dodgeball, flag football, hip-hop team, mixed martial arts, racquetball, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, step team, swing dance, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Sharief Hashim (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
SUNY Athletic Conference
Mascot
Max C Bear
School colors
maroon and gray

Majors

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

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Music Education

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,521

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

3,298
students

Female
60%
1,970

Male
40%
1,328

6%

223
students

Female
72%
161

Male
28%
62

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,221
students

Female
61%
1,934

Male
39%
1,287

3%

77
students

Female
47%
36

Male
53%
41

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Mongolia
Morocco
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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