SUNY College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
5,581
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
489
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
US States Represented
28
Countries Represented
7
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1095
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
590
Reading
25th
500
75th
600
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
15
Top 25%
23
Top 50%
85
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
259
$30k - $48k
101
$48k - $75k
105
$75k - $110k
90
$110k+
109

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@potsdam.edu
Admissions Telephone: 877-768-7326
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
You need to visit this college before attending because you'll either love the atmosphere or you'll have a horrible time. For most, it's an all or nothing experience considering the extreme temperatures and location.
Patricia from Stillwater, NY
I'd definitely say be prepared for the cold weather. It gets mighty chilly up here, and you'll definitely need the extra layers.
Tricia from Morrisonville, NY
Try out a FIG if there is one that's close to what you want to do. You'll meet a lot more people with similar interest to you and also be living with only freshman, which can be a big plus. Since you all are in the same boat.
Stephanie from Macedon, NY
Get warm clothes... It does get cold
Ask your professors if you can actually have an ebook in their class room
Make sure your emails to your professor is professional
Be at your class at least 5-10 minutes early
REMEMBER IT IS YOU WHO IS WASTING YOUR MONEY IF YOU SKIP CLASS
Toni from North Creek, NY
Be ready for snow and cold. The food is so good, watch out for the freshman 15.
Haley from Ticonderoga, NY
Don't get caught up in socializing too much that you forget about your studies! The work load is a slap in the face if you don't pay attention and evenly disperse your homework and studying. Also, don't stay in the library all day and miss out on the great social events going on!
SUNY Potsdam Student
visit the student union for any type of help and get acquainted with the crumb memorial library for all of your academic needs. also don't be afraid to go to your professors for help! all of the educators at suny potsdam i have encountered are beyond able to help you with just about anything.
Briana from Massena, NY

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