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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
44 Pierrepont Avenue
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
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,209/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,046/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,251/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,231/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,248/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,818/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,321Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Kind and accepting
    45%
  • Chill
    27%
  • Most seem intelligent
    18%
  • Here for education, not involve with activities
    5%
  • Mostly Crane kids if you're into that
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    48%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Small
    14%
  • Dope
    7%
  • Persuasive
    7%
  • A community
    3%
  • All encompassing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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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!
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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.