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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POTSDAM - [SUNY POTSDAM], POTSDAM, NEW YORK

Potsdam, New YorkLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1816Established Year
  3587Enrollment

State University of New York Potsdam: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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SUNY Potsdam was established in 1816. It is located at Potsdam. The university comes under the State University of New York system. The university offers students the colleges of Arts and Science, School of Education, School of Business, Professional Studies, and the Crane School of Music.

It is a public university offering students master’s programs & graduate certificates, various majors & minors in undergraduate programs. The university utilizes the semester-based academic system. It ranked one of the best universities in the year 2020.

Here students can indulge in various activities starting from the sports clubs to the fitness centers.

Ranking

Given below is the rankings of the university as per the year 2020 -

US NEWS RANKING

  • Regional Universities in North: #66
  • Best colleges for veterans: #38
  • Best value school: #59

NICHE RANKING

  • Best colleges Food in America: #113 of 1,385
  • Best colleges for criminal justice in America: #164 of 525
  • Best Greek life colleges in America: #219 of 838
  • Best colleges for Sociology and Anthropology in America: #219 of 560

THE RANKING

  • US News ranking 2020: 501-600

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingRural
UG Application PortalThe Common Application; Official Website
Annual EndowmentUSD 33.7 million
Student Retention Rate76%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity2,175
Annual Cost of AttendanceUSD 33,580
Admission Helpdesk(315) 267-2180;
admissions@potsdam.edu

Campus

  • The university offers a vibrant and crazy student life in the shadow of Adirondacks.
  • SUNY Potsdam contains everything from award-winning theatres to brand-new laboratories, to a fully-stocked athletic complex to keep you busy and also the 17 different dining locations.
  • The Fitness Center is also there on the campus.
  • The students can also indulge in some kind of recreational activity. Students can go for the climbing wall at the Maxcy Hall.

Residence

  • There are 8 residence halls with all basic amenities required by a student. If the student opts for a townhouse or apartment, they may have private facilities such as a bathroom. Residents would also have a common room and dining hall.
  • All the rooms contain amenities such as large laundry rooms that are provided in the basement for all residents in the building to use.
  • There is a public kitchen located in the basement with a stove. Some other equipment in the kitchen such as a full-size fridge is also there.
  • The halls also offer the students enough counter space to whip up some comfort food from home and seating to eat it with your new friends.
  • A large lounge along with a large screen TV is also provided to the students.

Programs

  • The SUNY Potsdam university offers around 132 programs to the students such as adolescence education, English, acting, social sciences and many more
  • The university offers graduate certificates, master’s programs, undergraduate majors, and undergraduate minors programs.
  • The university provides a Student Success Center which helps students to connect with resources on advising, tutoring, study skills, and special programs.
  • One of the unique features of the university is that it provides online tutoring classes that involve various subjects such as writing skills, chemistry, biology, mathematics, economics and many more. Thus, providing exposure to the students to understand in a better way.
  • TRIO, one of the university’s centers helps the students to remain in good academic standing by striving them to empower them to maximize their benefits of college education and to equip themselves with skills and knowledge.
  • Some of the major popular programs offered at the university include Education; Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Social Sciences, Marketing, Management & Related Support Services; and Psychology

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Application Portal: University’s website

Application Fee: 50 USD

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Standardized test scores -

  • A student is required to have a GPA score of 3.
  • A student from a non-English speaking country is required to have English proficiency test scores. The minimum TOEFL scores required are 550. The student can also appear in the IELTS exam and the 6.0 band is the minimum requirement.
  • Students seeking admission in the undergraduate programs are required to have good SAT or ACT scores.
  • The students seeking admission in the graduate programs are required to have a good GMAT or GRE score.

Supporting Documents: A Copy of passport, mark sheets from secondary school, official transcripts, examination scores, as well as transcripts from colleges and/or universities previously attended, academic Records must be submitted in both English and the original language, personal essay, financial guarantee documentation, at least one letter of recommendation, and health insurance.

Cost Of Attendance

Given below is the estimated cost of attendance for the year 2019 -2020

Undergraduate Tuition And Fees

ExpensesIn-state ResidentsOut Of State Residents
Tuition7,070 USD16,980 USD
Fees1,641 USD1,641 USD
Room 8,150 USD8,150 USD
Board5,750 USD5,750 USD

Graduate Tuition And Fees

ExpensesIn-state ResidentsOut Of State Residents
Tuition (per semester)5,655 USD11,550 USD
Tuition(per credit hour)471 USD963 USD
Room720.50 USD712 USD
Board77.95 USD59.34 USD

Financial Aid For International Students

Financing education abroad can be challenging for international students. The University offers student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. Given below are the various types of financial aid available.

  • Freshman Scholarships: The scholarship is divided into the following.
    • Provost Program: Students with a GPA of 95+ in high are given this opportunity. Students will be getting up to 7,500 USD.
    • Dean’s Program: Students with a GPA of 90-94 high school GPA will be getting up to 5,500 USD.
    • St. Lawrence Academy Program: Students with 86-89 or higher in high school will be getting this scholarship. The selected students will be getting 4,500 USD.
  • Graduate Scholarships:
    • SUNY Potsdam Graduate Scholarship for International Students - It is awarded only to the international graduate students.
  • Unique Opportunities: SUNY Potsdam believes in awarding qualified students for special scholarships, including hundreds of donor-funded awards ranging from 500 - 2,000 USD. Some of them are Alumni Association Scholarship, Shane T. Shaul Memorial SGA Scholarship, Non-traditional student scholarships, Jerry & Catherine Welsh Scholarship, and Haden Land Endowed Internship.

Other Sources of Funding

Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • Being a member of the SUNY Potsdam university alumni one calls for various benefits such as services like free lifetime email account, career advice liberty mutual insurance, and transcript requests. The university also organizes various events such as reunion weekend, reunion class volunteers, reunion gifts.
  • Some of the notable alumni of the SUNY Potsdam University are Stephanie Blythe( American soprano), Lisa Vroman(American actress), T.C. Boyle(American novelist), Tim Welsh( American Basketball coach), Daniel Decker (Composer), Mike Deane (American Basketball coach).

Placement

  • The SUNY Potsdam university organizes various career fairs for the students to increase their skills as well as practical knowledge.
  • The career networking event provides a great opportunity for the students to exchange their skills and experiences with employers and to know about various companies and professions.
  • The university offers counseling sessions and instructions to the students regarding career networking events which includes informational interviews, dressing appropriately, quick basic tips on resume, researching employers, appearance, questions to ask and what to remember.
  • The university manages an online portal “ handshake” which is designed to provide an online application portal, which allows students to apply for the jobs.It also involves services such as reviewing applications and scheduling interviews.
  • The online platform not only offers an application process but also provides various services that are helpful in the process of getting hired such as videos that involve interviews, applications, how to post a new job and instructions of getting signed up thus, an easy and convenient tool to get recruited.
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State University of New York Potsdam Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population4119
FAFSA Code002850
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$16,980 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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State University of New York Potsdam Acceptance Rate

66.6%

Acceptance Rate

5581

Total Applicants

4119

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.2%

Male

58.8%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program66.6%
Total Applicants5547
Total Enrolled3694
Graduate
Graduate Programs66.5%
Total Applicants639
Total Enrolled425

State University of New York Potsdam Enrollment

Enrollment
State University of New York Potsdam Enrollment4119
Undergraduate Enrollment3694
Graduate Enrollment425
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate48.7%

Attendance Cost

$16,980

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,980 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,100 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,340 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,830 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,722 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,120 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,002 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,150 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,202 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
48673305156220
+1-315-267-2000
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44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, NY 13676, USA
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Book Store

Official College Store of SUNY Potsdam0.4 Km
Tim's Comic & Game0.91 Km
North Country Neighbors0.92 Km
The University Bookstore1.06 Km

Super Market

LaVigne's IGA of Potsdam0.85 Km
Save A Lot2.52 Km
Price Chopper2.58 Km
Walmart 3329 GM Recieving3.99 Km
ALDI4.09 Km

Airport

Potsdam Municipal Airport-PTD2.43 Km

Shopping Mall

Ames Plaza2.48 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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