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Discover a life-changing education in the shadow of the Adirondack Mountains.

New York’s North Country region is bordered by the Adirondack Mountains to the south and the Thousand Islands to the north, all along the Canadian border. Potsdam, N.Y., is a classic college town, located in a setting filled with forests and farmland.

Our students and faculty love exploring the many trails a short walk or drive from campus, taking in views of our rivers, waterfalls and nearby mountain panoramas. The fall foliage is unforgettable. Our winters are pretty legendary, too… but we embrace the cold. It makes the spring that much sweeter.

Looking for a day trip? The Village of Potsdam is located within driving distance of Ottawa, Ontario; Montréal, Québec; Burlington, Vt.; Lake Placid, N.Y., and Syracuse, N.Y.