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SUNY Potsdam Ranked in Top Tier of Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report

September 10, 2018

SUNY Potsdam has been ranked in the top tier of Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2019 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”

The State University of New York at Potsdam has once again been named one of the best regional universities in the Northern United States by U.S. News & World Report.

SUNY Potsdam was ranked in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category in “Best Colleges 2019,” released today by U.S. News Media Group. This is the twentieth consecutive year that the College has been recognized in the rankings.

U.S. News & World Report bases the Best Colleges rankings on assessment by peer institutions, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

“To see a number of our schools represented in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings is a source of pride for SUNY, as it shows that our system is a leader in higher education and that our students receive a high quality education at our colleges,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Through educational and research opportunities, extracurricular activities and hands-on learning experiences, every campus within our system provides our 1.4 million students with the experiences and skills they need to thrive. Congratulations to the SUNY colleges featured in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings.”

In addition to its ranking in the regional universities category, SUNY Potsdam was also recognized on the following U.S. News & World Report lists: Top Public Schools, Best Colleges for Veterans and Best Value Schools.

The news organization classifies regional universities as public and private colleges that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs. The 656 regional universities that U.S. News & World Report examined for this year’s guide were ranked against their peer group in four geographic regions—the North, South, Midwest and West, and rated as either top or second tier.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings have been published online today, and the “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook will hit newsstands on Oct. 16. For more information about “America’s Best Colleges,” visit

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit

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