Potsdam, NY
SUNY College at Potsdam


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Recent Reviews

Kaitlin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Keep in mind that college is only four years. It is important to get out, explore new things and take chances to meet friend...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Keep in mind that college is only four years. It is important to get out, explore new things and take chances to meet friends. Your college friends are your family, so try to stay out of petty drama, although, it is unavoidable. The best way to avoid conflict is to communicate. Don't worry about not fitting in; there are enough people on campus where you will find your clique. Choose a college based on the overall atmosphere rather than just academic programs. Academic programs are very important, but if you aren't happy with the energy of the campus, you may not get the most out of college. Don't worry about not knowing what you want to do in life, just get into an academic program that is challenging and interesting. Learn to leave your comfort zone and explore the world because soon you will be in the real world and will not get as many chances as you will now.

Nicole
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is extremely thorough with an extremely intense program.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is extremely thorough with an extremely intense program.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is not about drinking/ partying. It is about growing into a responsible adult who will contribulte positively to society, and learning the most you can about your occupation to give back as much as possible. Remember to take a break once in a while from academics and make friends- they can help relieve some of the stress you are feeling, but never forget why you are truly at college. Do not pick a college based on what your friends are doing: Do what feels comfortable and safe to you. Pick a school that fits your needs and where you can see yourself livng and growing. Do not be afraid to go to a local school until you can figure out what you REALLY want to do.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not career focused or not determined to give 100% to their education.

Lia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply everywhere, visit everywhere you get accepted, choose the college that suits you (not just your wallet) and have a bla...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply everywhere, visit everywhere you get accepted, choose the college that suits you (not just your wallet) and have a blast there!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

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!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Campus is not nearly as pretty as it could be, it's not bad, but it could be so much better. Meal plans aren't all that flexible. It gets cold; really, really, really cold.

Gretchen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has all of the resources needed in order to succeed in the real world, both socially and career-wise, but it's up to you ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It has all of the resources needed in order to succeed in the real world, both socially and career-wise, but it's up to you to find the people to make it worth while.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's extremely diverse, chill, and the area is super beautiful.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's not necessarily the reputation of the major or academic program to look into, but the ability to make the most of what's given to you. Even if the school doesn't offer many social activities, it is possible to find people and activities to participate in. Be yourself and be relaxed and open to the possibilities and opportunities around you. Take advantage of off-campus studies, be social, and don't be afraid to venture into the surrounding towns and country side! You will be surprised how much more you will enjoy your college experience if you enjoy the outdoors and get to know the town and locals!

Kaitlin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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 are...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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."

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school based on its academic merits, but also take into consideration it's proximety to home, the weather conditions of the town and just the overall feel that you get when you walk onto the campus. Gut feelings really say something about what you're feeling, even if you can't put it into words. Also think about the size you want in a school. That's really important. You're the one attending the school, so you have to do whatever's right for you, even if others scoff.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is the town that it's located in, because a lot of the businesses close at 6 and there's not too much to do if you don't want to drink or party.

Alyx
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find out as much as you can about each school before you make your decision. Go to their website, visit the school, talk to students; get an overall feel for what life is like there. As for making the most of the college experience, don't let fear hold you back. Going to a new place and being on your own for what is probably the first time can be terrifying. But don't let it keep you from branching out. Engage in extracurricular activites, join clubs, meet new people. It'll be scary at first, but believe me, it's worth it.

Maria
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This was my only choice, as it was the one I could most afford and was closest to home.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This was my only choice, as it was the one I could most afford and was closest to home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to get general education requirements from a community college, as they will most likely all transfer and is a lot less expensive. I would advise against taking very many field related courses, as they will more than likely not transfer very well. The Best thing to do is to figure out what 4-year school you want to go to, and check the transfer tuation. And of course once in school do not waste your money; take as many classes as you can handle and go to school to get an education, not a party life. That does not mean no fun at all, just have consideration for those who are paying out of pocket to give you an education.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Very open minded and artsy people would fit right in. However, the students vary significantly from ethnicity, seuxal orientation, and interests, and people generally are very acccepting. One would definitely have to be very open minded, and if they are big into music they will be even better off. Conservative minded individuals would have a hard time dealing socially.

Martha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure a choice college provides the right physical as well as academic environment conducive to your optimum learning exp...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure a choice college provides the right physical as well as academic environment conducive to your optimum learning experience and maximum success

What's unique about your campus?

This school is a teaching college that focuses on students more than research along with hosting lots of not academic social events.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how remote this school is along with how bitter cold it becomes during the winter.

Stephanie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates differ from course to course. If the course is designated to students within the major the students are focuse...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates differ from course to course. If the course is designated to students within the major the students are focused and pay close attention. With general education courses, however, students will be chatty and tend to ignore the class. The attendance falls significantly after the first two weeks of every class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Truly consider whether your child should become dependent/independent. I sometimes wonder if I might actually fare better if I were to remove myself from my parents (their income is too high for me to be awarded with financial aid, yet they won't pay for a dollar of tuition). Make sure that when you find the right college you are involved with clubs. Clubs and organizations are great ways to network and meet great people (friends and professional references).

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The construction workers tend to begin a project, leave it in limbo and begin a new project. We see several unfinished projects wherever we turn.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,964
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