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.
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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
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.