B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
SUNY Potsdam is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
44 Pierrepont Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676

SUNY Potsdam Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Potsdam

Cost

Net Price
$13,727/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,708/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,892/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,267/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,866/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,211/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,504Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Kind and accepting
    43%
  • Chill
    29%
  • Most seem intelligent
    19%
  • Here for education, not involve with activities
    5%
  • Mostly Crane kids if you're into that
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    46%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Small
    14%
  • Dope
    7%
  • Persuasive
    7%
  • A community
    4%
  • All encompassing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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SUNY Potsdam Reviews

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As a freshmen, I've had the opportunity to live in two different dormitory buildings. My fall semester I resided in the Bowman Hall, Bowman East First-Year Interest Group floor. The custodians did an amazing job keeping the building clean and were speedy completing work order requests. However, living with Freshmen was an experience. Broken washing machines every other week, nasty bathrooms on the weekends after parties, loud music playing, running down the hallway at 4 am. For my spring semester, I moved to Draime, regular draime not the extension. I absolutely love it! It's clean, quiet, everyone worries about their own things, no drama and it's more of an upperclassmen building, so it's more study-friendly.
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I really love the flexibility of the scheduling and the classes they offer. I've had some really amazing teachers but unfortunately I've switched my major to business and it's not a very good school for that so I may end up transferring. Definitely worth the investment though! I've had a lot of fun here, the people are really nice
My experience at SUNY Potsdam has been great. The professors are awesome. It's location is very historical and you can learn a lot about their history. It is surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains and the scenery is breath taking. They have lots of activities to keep the students busy. There are many challenges and last but not least, the safety and concern for student safety is impeccable.