Tuition & Fees

$8,462

$18,242

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,717
Declined + 1,864
Total Received 5,581
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Public

3,321

undergraduate students

266

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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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 3,587
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
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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 4% of male students
 
6 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
50%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
20%
300-399
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
9%

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

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,717
Declined + 1,864
Total Received 5,581

Admissions Factors

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
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

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,750

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,870
Room $7,760
Board $5,630
Additional fees $1,592
Books & supplies $1,340
Total $23,192
Average Financial Aid - $16,750
Total with Avg. Aid $6,442
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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, Broomball, Canoeing, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Madstop Boat Race, Racquetball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

James A. Zalacca (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.
Anthropology
Archaeological Studies
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
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
Geographic Information Science
Geology
Graphic Design/New Media
History
Interdisciplinary Natural Science
International Studies
Literacy Education
Literacy Specialist
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Studies/Composition/Theory/Music Theory
Musical Studies/Music History
Organizational Performance/Technology
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

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

3,587

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,321
students

Female
58%
1,937

Male
42%
1,384

7%

266
students

Female
72%
192

Male
28%
74

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,196
students

Female
59%
1,880

Male
41%
1,316

4%

125
students

Female
46%
57

Male
54%
68

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

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 Required 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
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
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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