SUNY Potsdam is a public college located in Potsdam, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,321 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the SUNY Potsdam acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business Administration and Management, and Biology. Graduating 52% of students, SUNY Potsdam alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,600.
NCAA Division III (without football)
State University of New York Athletic Conference
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management75 Graduates
Music Teacher Education49 Graduates
Elementary Education40 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies36 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics29 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
SUNY Potsdam Reviews
The professors here are on general really great across the board, you will always have a few that aren't great but that's every campus. If you like being in a small town away from the chaos of a big city, this could be the place for you. Another perk is the surrounding campuses- Potsdam is very much so a college town with 3 other collefes in close proximity. The area is great for outdoor activities as we are in Northern New York, home of the Adirondacks!
SUNy Potsdam is an awesome school. In my experience, the professors are very understanding and down to earth, and take time out to explain things to make sure you understand them. It is a wonderful campus with many clubs and activities, as well as great food!
When applying and touring, the campus and atmosphere were extremely welcoming. Everyone genuinely enjoys being there, and also encouraged others to also attend school there. The professors also have flexible schedules and do whatever they can to help the students succeed. Everyone is there to help each other which makes everything easy to navigate. The snow in the winter wasn't always shoveled in time to get to class on time, though professors were understanding.