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At a Glance

Type of School Profile Location (NYS Map)
Four-Year, Public, Co-ed Enrollment:
Undergraduates: 2,352
Graduates: 255
62% Women, 38% Men

Applicants Admitted: 81%
Average GPA: 3.2

11:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
Potsdam, NYNYS
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Population: ~10,000
School of Arts & Sciences
School of Education & Professional
Studies Crane School of Music
Undergraduate In-State: $7,070/yr
Undergraduate Out-of-State: $16,980/yr
Graduate In-State: $5,655/sem
Graduate Out-of-State: $11,550/sem
Nearby Cities:
Ottawa, ON
Montreal, QC
Syracuse, NY
Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Master of Science for Teachers (MST)
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Athletics: Division III, NCAA Nearby Colleges:
Clarkson University
St. Lawrence University
SUNY Canton
Satterlee Hall as seen from the Raquette River this fall.
Sophomore Brandon Igiehon, center, takes a shot on goal during a 3-1 victory over Baruch College on Sept. 1, 2017.
SUNY Potsdam senior Molly Grant, right, hugs Amy Sanchez during the First-Year Funnel on Aug. 25, 2017.
President Kristin Esterberg laughs with students and staff at the Literacy Center this fall.
Dr. Lonel Woods works with senior Johnna Bernard during her voice lesson this fall.
Light dances across leaves this fall in front of Satterlee Hall.
Michael Madeiros '19 forges a piece of metal during a field trip to Farmhouse Forge in Potsdam as part of his experimental archeology class.
Paulina Gyamerah '18 plays the drums during a performance with the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble on Dec. 1, 2017.
Toni Wahl, left, a senior majoring in biology and math inspects a bee hive with senior biology major Sydney LaPan behind the Big Spoon Kitchen in Potsdam.
Freshmen Jonathan Cruz, Manhattan, left and Jesse Viteri, Albany, head home for the Thanksgiving break.
Amara Pascuito ’17, a childhood/early childhood education major, clutches her mortarboard as she greets a friend on the way to her seat during SUNY Potsdam’s Commencement ceremony on May 19, 2017.
SUNY Potsdam alumnus Burt Mason '97, left, works with Haley Emhof, a freshman music education student, during a trombone masterclass at the Crane School of Music.
Student Choreographers Concert, fall 2017.
Biology Lecturer William Brown speaks to his students during a trip up Whiteface Mountain on Sept. 8, 2017, as part of the Environmental Studies Adirondack Experience FIG program.
Davanté Parker, a senior criminal justice major at SUNY Potsdam, receives instruction from a New York State Trooper as part of the College's new Law Enforcement Training Institute.
Michelle Solorzano ’19, left, works with painting professor Amy Swartele.
The Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra presented a double-billing of “Gianni Schicchi” and “Buoso’s Ghost” from Nov. 16 to 18 at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.
Beautiful reflections on the Raquette River in Lehman Park.
Wilderness Education students ascended the rock face in South Colton while honing their climbing skills on Sept. 16, 2017.
Rob Wilson, the father of twins Josh and Jordan, prepares to haul supplies into Bowman Hall during move-in day on August 25, 2017.
Satterlee Hall as captured by a drone camera this fall.
Brandon Keough '18, uses his ice axes to ascend an ice wall on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Azure Mountain during SUNY Potsdam's intensive two-week ice climbing class.
Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts founders Kathryn (Kofoed) ’54, center, and Donald Lougheed, Hon. ’54, walk with Alison Thompson '17 following a presentation about her study abroad program on Friday, April 28 outside SUNY Potsdam's Brainerd Hall. Thom
SUNY Potsdam Instructor Michael Popovic poses for a portrait with an enormous globe to go with a feature story for SUNY Potsdam's website.
Molly Lawliss, BA Childhood/Early Childhood works on common core assessment with Sheylynn Green, a kindergartener at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School.
Dr. Young-Ah Tak plays the piano on stage at Snell Hall.
On Nov. 11, more than 100 SUNY Potsdam alumni traveled back to campus for a special memorial concert to honor Dr. Rebecca Reames (1953-2017) and Dr. Heather Eyerly (1970-2017)—two beloved Crane School of Music professors who passed away earlier this year.
Dance major Justice Kennedy '17 leads a dance class for children in the Creative Arts Summer Camp on July 27, 2017.