SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY College at Potsdam

Potsdam, NY, USA
3.88 Average Rating

Discover a life-changing education in the shadow of the Adirondacks. At SUNY Potsdam, you'll be inspired by an unconventional community of teachers and mentors who will encourage you to pursue your passions. You'll figure out pretty quickly that our campus is creative, community-oriented and sometimes, a little quirky, too. That's because we encourage everyone to be - and find - themselves...no matter where your path may lead.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
64%
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%
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1095
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
3,521
Total Number of Undergrads
3,298
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
35%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,454
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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.
$8,711
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.
$18,621
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.
$13,900
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
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.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,548
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.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,003
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,200

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.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,814
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.
$18,050
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.
$264

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
111
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
maroon and gray
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

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

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
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
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

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