3,321
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,750
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
66
66%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

State University of New York College at Potsdam is a Comprehensive institution located in Potsdam, NY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY  13676
United States
Contact Mr. Thomas Nesbitt
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@potsdam.edu
Phone: 315-267-2180
Fax: 315-267-2163

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,581
Applied
3,717
Accepted
3,321
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

3,347
Females Applied
2,316
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,234
Males Applied
1,401
Males Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
One recommendation
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: DVD audition for music

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,870
In-state
16,650
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,592
Full-time student fees
13,390
Room & board
7,760
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,750
Avg. Financial Aid Package
18,264
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,528
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,597
Avg. Loan Aid
3,178
Avg. Grant Aid
8,424
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
94%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
8%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,321
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.94%
Black or African American 12.68%
White or Caucasian 61.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.02%
Asian 2.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 2.47%
Other 3.88%

Gender

Male (41.67%)
Female (58.33%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
First Saturday, Welcome Weekend Carnival and Loko Festival

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Crane Student Association, Black Student Alliance, SOCO LOCO and Musical Theatre Organization

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
RAVE Guardian, Video Surveillance System, security escort service, self-defense education

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

366
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 261
Part-time - 105
Male - 176
Female - 190