SUNY Potsdam

SUNY - Potsdam

44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, United States
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Overview of SUNY - Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam)

About this school

SUNY College at Potsdam, founded in 1816, is a public, liberal arts college. Its 240-acre campus is located in Potsdam, north of Syracuse.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,321
    • Men:1,384 (41.7%)
    • Women:1,937 (58.3%)

Location

Admission Information (SUNY Potsdam)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to State University of New York College at Potsdam is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
44 Pierrepont Avenue
City, State, Zip
Potsdam, NY  13676
Phone
(315) 267-2180
Fax
(315) 267-2163
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
DVD audition for music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 5,581 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 3,347 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 2,234 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
929 (25%) of 3,717 admitted students enrolled
Women
545 (24%) of 2,316 admitted students enrolled
Men
384 (27%) of 1,401 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (SUNY Potsdam)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,221|Out-of-state: $17,871
  • Room & Board: - $12,830 (79.59057071960298%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,340 (8.312655086848634%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,950 (12.096774193548388%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


State University of New York College at Potsdam accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002850
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
760 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
655 (86.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
653 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$18,264
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 553 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,278
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 565 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,036
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 274 (42.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
73 (9.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,380

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,040 (95.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,501 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,493 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
189 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$16,750
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,091 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,424
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,127 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,702
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 974 (39.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
281 (8.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,178

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,797
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, ACCES-VR, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,652

Academics & Instruction (SUNY Potsdam)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


261

Part-Time Faculty


105

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
407,571

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
608
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


State University of New York College at Potsdam provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.8%

Programs & Majors (SUNY Potsdam)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Education, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, physics, computer science, chemistry, engineering; mathematics with Clarkson University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (19)


  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (SUNY Potsdam)

Location & Geography

Population


9,702

Nearest Metropolitan Area


240 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
171 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse
Nearest Bus Station
Potsdam
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
The Bear
School Colors
Maroon and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, triathlon, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


State University of New York College at Potsdam offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, crane student association, black student alliance, soco loco, musical theatre organization

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,196

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,321
Women
1,937
Men
1,384

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 12.7% Black/African-American
  • 15.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.6% White
  • 3.9% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 6 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


266

Student Resources (SUNY Potsdam)

Study resources