The State University of New York at Potsdam

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University Overview

Established in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Potsdam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. The State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 204 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SUNY Potsdam also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SUNY Potsdam
Founded 1816
Motto To learn, to search, to serve
Colours Maroon and gray

University Location

Address 44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam
13676-2294 New York
United States
Tel +1 (315) 267 2000
Fax +1 (315) 267 2163

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam 13676
(315) 2672180
877 7687326

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The State University of New York at Potsdam's Library
SUNY College at Potsdam's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 249,807 physical volumes, 38,078 physical media, 13 digital/electronic medium and 151 licensed digital/electronic databases. SUNY College at Potsdam's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
The State University of New York at Potsdam provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,713 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1952


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University of New York (SUNY) System
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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