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SUNY Potsdam - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam

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SUNY Potsdam Description:

Located in a small town in northern New York State, SUNY Potsdam offers students ready access to the Adirondack Mountains and St. Lawrence River. The village of Potsdam is home of Clarkson University, and St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton are nearby. SUNY Potsdam wins high marks for its value, food, safety, and mentoring. The college has a student / faculty ratio of 15 to 1, and the Crane School of Music is particularly strong. The college presents 400 or more music, dance and theatre productions each year. And with over 100 student clubs and organizations, Potsdam students won't have a hard time keeping busy.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,224 (3,868 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,842 (in-state); $16,092 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $10,180
  • Other Expenses: $2,015
  • Total Cost: $20,237 (in-state); $29,487 (out-of-state)

SUNY Potsdam Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,676
    • Loans: $6,141

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Education, English, Music Teacher Education, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

SUNY Potsdam Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.potsdam.edu/about/mission.cfm

"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."

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