SUNY -- Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

SUNY -- Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

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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
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,454
Declined 1,625
Total Received 5,079
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Public

3,063

undergraduate students

276

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,339
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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Massena International

SUNY — Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam
13676

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Crane Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance
  • SOCO LOCO
  • Musical Theatre Organization

Top Events

  • First Saturday
  • Welcome Weekend Carnival
  • Loko Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • RAVE Guardian, Video Surveillance System, security escort service, self-defense education

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
30%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
38%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 87

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,454
Declined 1,625
Total Received 5,079

Admissions Factors

Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Softball

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Softball

Club Sports Men

Bowling, Cheerleading, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Bowling, Cheerleading, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
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
Communication, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Arts
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
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
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/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
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
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,339

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

3,063
students

Female
62%
1,896

Male
38%
1,167

8%

276
students

Female
71%
197

Male
29%
79

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,977
students

Female
62%
1,842

Male
38%
1,135

3%

86
students

Female
63%
54

Male
37%
32

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 45%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

213

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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