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Founded in 1816, SUNY College at Potsdam. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,416 full time undergraduate students, and 280 full time graduate students.
The SUNY College at Potsdam Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 248 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY College at Potsdam include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
73% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY College at Potsdam.
63 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus food 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
14 Students rated SUNY College at Potsdam
I love going to Potsdam. There is a great sense of community among all the students and faculty. There is always an opportunity to make new friends, learn something new, and just enjoy college. Potsdam is a visually beautiful place to be all year round, but especially in the fall.
I am currently enrolled into my sophmore year at SUNY Potsdam, and thus far has been quite the experience. I love SUNY Potsdam, it is like my second home. The people there are very supportive, and they will help anyone. I met so many new people over at Potsdam that I consider family now. I am a Studio Art major and I believe that SUNY Potsdam is going to help me reach my career goal into becoming an art therapist in my near future. The food is beyond amazing. There are so many places to eat and just lounge around. Since the college is right on the Adirondack region and next to a beautiful river, the scenary is picturesque to say the least; especially in the fall. They have some many facilities and student related resources to go to if in need of some assistance. Overall, I'd say that Potsdam is one of the best decisions I've made in my early adult life.
I think Potsdam, and crane both are wonderful places. Both allow interactive and upbeat learning. Teachers are attentive and helpful to students. I love the school, and love the homey environment. I feel at home at this school, because everyone is there for you. It's like wonderful little community. I wouldn't have it any other way.
SUNY College at Potsdam is a very welcoming school! From the staff to the students everyone is so welcoming. The class size is perfect and the teachers are all very accommodating. If you are struggling there is always a professor there to help you figure what you need to do to get back on track! I knew from the first time I ever stepped foot on campus that I wanted it to be my new home.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY College at Potsdam is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Learn how to study. Many High School students get by with decent grades without actually studying- but find they don't really know how to study and learn material when they are in college, where the classes are much more challenging. Get involved in campus activities as soon as you get to school. They help you make friends and build a support system. Study abroad. There is no greater teacher than to go out and experience the world, gaining infinite perspective. Keep in touch with your family. Now that you're out of the house you just might find that it's easier to talk to your parents, siblings, etc. You don't want to lose those connections; now is the time to build real adult relationships that will last forever. Don't let a romantic relationship consume your life and govern all your decisions. You will lose yourself in that relationship and down the road might just look back and realize you didn't get to do everything you wanted to during the best and most important years of your life.
The worst thing about SUNY Potsdam is the rooming assignments. It's done randomly so chances are you're going to get put in a room with a roomate who doesn't share any interests as you. This is what happened to me, and I'm finding it very difficult to move out of the current room I'm in and into a room better suited for me.
My classmates are some of the most hard working and down to earth people I have ever met. The student body is full of such diversity and we all teach one another about our differences. Everyone accepts everyone else for who they are. We aren't afraid to stand up for what we believe in, but we also stay open minded. We listen well to what people have to say, and learn from other students stories.
Small classes; Excellent communication between professors and students; Available help if needed; Excellent Computer Science Department; Exclusive dormitory for seniors and juniors; Excellent meal plans and quality of food.
SUNY Potsdam is a very diverse college, filled with mixed ideas and a heavy emphasis on tolerance, acceptance, and unity.
It's known for its music and education programs. It's small and very friendly. It's also known for being in a cold, snowy area, so there's a lot of drinking in order to "keep warm."
It's commitment to educating teachers, it's passion for the arts, and the incredibly supportive faculty and staff
more about the living situations and where things on campus were
Someone who is looking for a small liberal-arts college with a close-knit community of faculty and students.
Someone who hates the cold/rain, someone who is not looking at education for their career choices, a person who has little/no appreciation for the arts, and someone who doesn't work hard
Crane School of Music; we have world renowned musicians on campus all the time.
The food is excellent.
Our radio station is a blast.
Profs are SO accessable & kind.
People are WONDERFUL.
It may not be ethnically diverse, but there are so many different walks of life, you never know who you'll meet.
Hockey is a way of life!
There is beautiful country all around, so exploring is always a possibility.
Potsdam is generally wonderful, give it a shot!
The most frustrating thing about the school is the weather. Some days it is warm and the next day it is freezing. The weather can go from raining to snowing in the same day. Also it rains a lot in the spring and the sidewalks get huge puddles.
For the most part it's alright. Some departments are really lacking funding though, of course one of them being my major so that really limits the classes that are available for me to take and that's really a bummer. The school is nice though I guess.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending SUNY College at Potsdam receive some sort of financial aid.
56% were awarded federal grants.
While 80% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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