Potsdam, NY
SUNY College at Potsdam


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Recent Reviews

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

I think that it is important that the student visits the college before they decide to go there. While there, the student sh...

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

I think that it is important that the student visits the college before they decide to go there. While there, the student should talk to professors in the field that they are interested in so that they can get a feel of how the department is run. Students could also see if they are able to get contact information from alumni that graduated from the field that they are interested in so that they could contact them and get their views on the program and the school. While at college, I would suggest to become as involved as possible to make the most of the experience. I have been involved in about 15-20 clubs and organizations while at SUNY Potsdam. I have been the President of our Greek Counsel for the last two years and that has given me many skills that will help me in the future. Getting involed will make the college experience much more memorable. Lastly, studying is important. You go to school to learn, so while you're there, learning new things will benefit your life much more then skipping class and disregarding your work. ILOVESUNYPOTSDAM!

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

I wish I would of known how cold the winter gets.

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

I don't know if there's anything that I dislike about Potsdam. I'd say the freezing cold weather is the worst, but the school is awesome!

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

My school is in a remote location, but surrounded by beautiful landscape.

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

My school is in a remote location, but surrounded by beautiful landscape.

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

Pick a college that has a major that you want and offers classes that fulfills that major completely. Look for a school that is comfortable for you, and be truly honest with yourself about what you want. I personally HATE dorming, but am getting through it until I can find off-campus housing. Think about what you want in a school: class size, dorming, location, school size and make that a part of your search. Make sure you visit the colleges you are applying to. Things can sound great in your head, but your mental picutre of the school may be completely different from the actual school. When you walk onto the campus of the school you will attend, you will know it. You feel at home and at peace. You can picture yourself there.

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

My school is 8 hours from my home on Long Island in the middle of nowhere. There is not a whole lot to do on campus unless you are a drinker (which I am not). I suggest making friends who have things in common with you and plan movie nights and other outings around town where you don't have to drink to have a good time.

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

SUNY Potsdam is a small school that has a lot going on, it has many majors and a busy campus life; It's an amazing school.

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

SUNY Potsdam is a small school that has a lot going on, it has many majors and a busy campus life; It's an amazing school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

SUNY Potsdam is best known for it's teaching program and Crane school of music.

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

In finding the right college, you have to consider wha tis best for you. Go on open houses and ask questions to see if the campus and it's students go along with your values and ideas. Their are so many differnet colleges out there, so take your time and look for one that has the major/majors you want, the classes that you are interested in taking, and clubs that you would want to join. It's not all about classes thougha nd to make the most of your college experience you have to get involved in clubs, and/or sports. Go to events sponsered by your college, like Comedy Shows, Picnics, Concerts and other activities.

Margie
Describe the students at your school.

They range in every mind set, seeing as though no one is the same; but we all mostly get along and we all like to discuss thi...

Describe the students at your school.

They range in every mind set, seeing as though no one is the same; but we all mostly get along and we all like to discuss things and can be competitice often.

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

I was unsure about the place at first but then after the open house i realized that it had everything that I was looking for in a college. The Proffs are understanding and helpfull as are the Advisors. Classes normaly are small (ranging from 8-20 people). The dorms are comfy enough and everything is in walking/biking distance.

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

Make sure the college has the right feel for you, a home like feeling where you are not presured or held back from your dreams. Making life long friends, participating in events, clubs, and sports (varsity, co-ed, or just for fun) is worth the college experience and you learn so much both in and out of the class room that everything you learn will benifit you in one way or another. Take every chance you get to explore the world around you and every oppertuinity offtered to you.

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

I would tell anyone that it is important to do your research prior to choosing schools to visit/apply to. If you have a major...

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

I would tell anyone that it is important to do your research prior to choosing schools to visit/apply to. If you have a major in mind, find a school that is known for that field, even if it is a famous school or a rarely heard of school. Know what size you're looking for, and be sure to visit each campus that you may attend, because you will get a feel for the campus right away. You make the most of the college experience by working hard in your courses, and also getting involved with clubs, organizations, and/or performing arts groups. This will be where you make the most friends and remember most of your college experience.

What's unique about your campus?

It's commitment to educating teachers, it's passion for the arts, and the incredibly supportive faculty and staff

What kind of person should not attend this school?

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

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

they are all different people from different backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

they are all different people from different backgrounds.

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

When picking a college don't think of what everyone else says is the most important. Don't think that going to a private school is so much better because they degree is worth so much more no matter how many people tell you. Pick the school that is best for you. Pick the one that you feel comfortable in and can feel like a second home for you. No matter what anyone says feeling like you fit in to your college environment can be more important that the degree it gets you. What degree you get doesnt matter as much as how you use the skills you obtained in your four years at college.

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

i wish their were a wider variety of majors

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

very excepting population extremly diverse in many aspects

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

very excepting population extremly diverse in many aspects

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

make sure to start looking as soon as possible and visit before making decisions. If they offer the choice of staying at the school before going while students are there take it!

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

more about the living situations and where things on campus were

Jake
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates range from very academically driven to relaxed about schoolwork.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates range from very academically driven to relaxed about schoolwork.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The cold, small classes, bad weather, outdoors things like snowboarding, hiking and kayaking. Drinking.

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

Choosing a college is important, but it is up to the student upon arriving at the college to craft his or her own experience. In choosing a college, it is important to look into social life, academics, and types of extracurricular activies offered on campus. Recommendations and referals from other students and parents that a particular college offers a constructive experience are quite useful in choosing the right college. It is important for one's college to have a strong focus on one's area of interest and study, but it is also crucial for the college to provide a variety of other fields for the student to explore. Some colleges may have a strong academic program while they lack the resources to pair students with internships and career paths that are suitable and challenging to them. Also quite important is that there are a variety recreational things to do both on and off campus. After all, college is about exploring yourself and broadening your horizons to discover new opportunities for the future. A good college should encourage the student to jump in, enrich their life, and have fun!

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

Filled with happy people who are simply happy and happy to share their happiness.

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

Filled with happy people who are simply happy and happy to share their happiness.

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

Make sure the people are going to be the type of people you want to spend the next multiple years with.

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

The worst thing is probably the cold weather and the lack of good looking girls. That's pretty much it, but there's still some hotties, in both senses.

samantha
Describe the students at your school.

Eas yto work with, friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Eas yto work with, friendly.

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

Find a college that has a lot f options. Weather it be academically or extra-curricular activities. Have fun while you are at college, yes it is mainly about academics, however you should enjoy you time at college and make lots of friends, some of them being life long.

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

The worst thing about my school is how bad the snow can get in the winter. Very Cold, snowy, and Icy.

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