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State University of New York College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY
SUNY College at Potsdam, founded in 1816, is a public, liberal arts college. Its 240-acre campus is located in Potsdam, north of Syracuse.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,416
   Women 1,966 (57.6%)
   Men 1,450 (42.4%)
Graduate Students 280
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 5,454 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,884
Out-of-state: $32,734
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,984
Out-of-state: $17,834
  Room and Board $12,420
Average Percent of Need Met 96%
Average Freshman Award $17,571
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 249
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Potsdam Population 9,702
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot The Bear
Sororities 2% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
11.2% Black/African-American
14.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students 0.7% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 35.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 41%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported