SUNY Potsdam where low budget doesn't mean crowded classes

12.10.09

U.S. News and World Report has placed SUNY Potsdam atop the list of the most affordable colleges with small class sizes in the country.

The article chose 30 affordable colleges nationally that feature less than 20 students in more than half their classes.

SUNY Potsdam ranked 4th, with the article noting that 65 percent of undergraduate classes have 19 or fewer students.

Its no surprise SUNY Potsdam cracked the top five of the U.S. News and World report as the school is molded around superior access to faculty.  According to the SUNY Student Opinion Survey the College is ranked number one for access and mentoring.  They also have a remarkable 18:1 student-teacher ratio in which no classes are taught by Teaching Assistants.

In addition, tuition is among the lowest for both in-state and out-of-state students in the nation for a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences college.   

Other SUNY campuses on the list include SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oswego and SUNY College of Technology at Alfred.