SUNY College at Potsdam

Potsdam, NY, USA
3.92 Average Rating

With campus a few miles from the Canadian border, the State University of New York at Potsdam is one of the oldest colleges in the United States. Located in the Adirondack region of northern New York State, SUNY Potsdam features schools of Arts & Sciences, Music and Education conferring bachelor’s degrees in 126 programs of study. For students interested in music, SUNY Potsdam hosts numerous orchestral, jazz, choral, and chamber music ensembles. In addition to classroom space, the SUNY Potsdam campus is home to popular museums such as the Charles T. Weaver Anthropology Museum and Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
3,587
Total Number of Undergrads
3,321
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,425
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,452
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,232
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,390
Books and Supplies
$1340

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,703
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,825
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,680

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,833
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$271
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
59%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Max C Bear
School Colors
Grey/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Utica
Syracuse
Albany
Rochester
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
41%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
with a freindly staff, bright campus, and wide subject range suny potsdam is the perfect school for anyone who is serious about getting their education. while attending, you can get involved with the numerous school organizations, greek life, or sports. all in all suny potsdam is just a really great school for just about anyone.
Briana from Massena, NY
I think SUNY Potsdam is a very good school because of the opportunities you have here. Not only was the food rated number one in the SUNY system, but there's a plenty of chances for first-class entertainment from the Crane School of Music, along with various clubs and activities going on around campus. It's so easy to feel involved and get into something, which is just as important as the learning aspect of college life.
Tricia from Morrisonville, NY
Great school full of friendly people. I was nervous about being so far away from home, but all the people here can be truly wonderful. The programs that are set up for freshman are brilliant.
Stephanie from Macedon, NY
SUNY Potsdam was the perfect fit for me. Its a lovely little campus with people who really feel passionate about the school. Many of my friends have attended or are attending including some of my teachers so I am happy that I chose this school.
Jacob from Morrisonville, NY
Potsdam is a very diverse and loving campus. It has multiple things going on each day to get you involved. Also the campus has to be one of the best that I have seen. That is why I chose to go here.
Toni from North Creek, NY
SUNY Potsdam is a small campus, which is really nice. It has great professors. The campus is enjoyable to live in.
Haley from Ticonderoga, NY
SUNY Potsdam is a valuable college where there is always something going on for the students. They have so much to offer and it's a wonderful environment. More importantly, the education I'm receiving there is top notch!
SUNY Potsdam Student

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