SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$8,554

$18,464

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,189
Declined 1,261
Total Received 4,450
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Public

3,298

undergraduate students

377

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,675
Established in 1816
Coeducational Coeducational

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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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY
13676

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,189
Declined 1,261
Total Received 4,450

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,825

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room $8,150
Board $5,800
Additional fees $1,484
Books & supplies $950
Total $23,454
Average Financial Aid - $9,825
Total with Avg. Aid $13,629

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,825,677
State $7,963,570
Institutional $4,029,207
Other external $446,125
Total $20,264,579

Non-need-based

Federal $1,974
State $120,613
Institutional $1,571,757
Other external $212,847
Total $1,907,191

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
SUNY Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Digital Arts.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
Economics, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health and Wellness, General.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Labor and Industrial Relations.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Natural Sciences.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Reading Teacher Education.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.

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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

3,675

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

3,298
students

Female
62%
2,032

Male
38%
1,266

10%

377
students

Female
70%
263

Male
30%
114

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,087
students

Female
62%
1,907

Male
38%
1,180

6%

211
students

Female
59%
125

Male
41%
86

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
Egypt
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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