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SUNY College- Potsdam

Potsdam, NY

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SUNY College—Potsdam, located in Potsdam, New York, is a public institution founded in 1816. Situated in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, SUNY Potsdam is known for its liberal arts and teacher education programs, as well as the world-renowned The Crane School of Music, the nation’s oldest and largest music school devoted to primarily to the preparation of public school music teachers.

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Quick Facts

44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

2012-2013 Tuition

$16,092 Tuition and Fees


3868 undergraduate students
42% male / 58% female


rolling application deadline
65.3% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1816

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, French Language Teacher Education, Physics Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Education, Other, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Rhetoric and Composition, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Dance, General, Commercial and Advertising Art, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Music Management, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business Administration and Management, General, Business/Managerial Economics, Labor and Industrial Relations, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,868
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,762
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 88
Percent of male undergraduates: 42%
Percent of female undergraduates: 58%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 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)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, equestrian, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball

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