44 Pierrepont Avenue Potsdam, NY 13676 315-267-2000
http://www.potsdam.edu admissions@potsdam.edu
About SUNY College-Potsdam
  • Year of Foundation 1816
  • Size of Campus 240 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,619
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 5,289 in-state, 11,549 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 40
  • Enrollment No.
The State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity, and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community rooted in our historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and our leadership in the fine and performing arts, we are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation for all students. With an abiding sense of responsibility to our region and to the world beyond, SUNY Potsdam fosters an appreciation of and respect for the variety of human experience.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Springfest, Homecoming, Kwanza Ball, Black Student Alliance Fashion Show, Cabin Fever Weekend, Opening Carnival, Greek Week
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 2%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Lambda Alpha, Pi Mu Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Epsilon Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Tau, Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma Sigm
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Culture Club, Newman Club, Student Unitarian Universalists of Northern New York
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 3%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Alliance, Potsdam Association of Native Americans, Caribbean Latin; American Student Society, International Student Organization, Asian Pacific Islander Student Organization
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Distance to nearest airport Syracuse (150), Ottawa, Ontario Canada (70)
  • Distance to nearest train Cornwall, Ontario Canada (30)
  • Distance to nearest bus Potsdam (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 10
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 54%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Music library has extensive collection of scores and sound recordings. Archives and special collections includes papers of important music educators and Congressmen from the district.
  • Number Of Books in Library 469,969
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums Art Gallery, Anthropology Museum, Ecology Museum, Performance Halls, Theater, Synthesizer Music Studios, Planetarium, Electron Microscope, Nuclear Magnetic Resonator, Seismograph
  • Number Of Subscriptions 881
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 769,932
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 15,915
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 1,366
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Clarkson University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Clarkson University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year 52%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs BOCES; Eastman Kodak; Xerox; General Electric; International Business Machines, Corp.; Lockheed Martin, Corp.; State University of New York; New York State Public Schools; United States Armed Forces; State of New York; Clarkson University; St. Lawrence C