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Potsdam, SUNY

New York, USA

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The State University of New York at Potsdam, also known as SUNY Potsdam, or, colloquially, Potsdam, is a public college in the village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, in the U.S. state of New York. Founded in 1816, it is among the oldest colleges in the United States. It is composed of the College of Arts & Sciences,the School of Business, the School of Education and Professional Studies, and the Crane School of Music.

No Better Place

With our small class sizes, friendly community, rigorous academic programs, top-rated arts environment, and a full range of applied learning opportunities, SUNY Potsdam is a great place to make your own path.

Life at Potsdam

Campus life is vibrant, and our students are crazy-involved. SUNY Potsdam has everything from brand-new laboratories, to award-winning theatres, to 17 different dining locations, plus a fully-stocked athletic complex to keep you busy.

200 Years of Potsdam Pride!

SUNY Potsdam is the oldest institution in the SUNY system. From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse, the College has grown to become a leader in creativity, applied learning and educational excellence.

Quick Facts

The campus is in the small village of Potsdam, near the Canada–United States border. It is situated in the St. Lawrence Valley, between the St. Lawrence River and the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. It is about 10 miles northwest of the border of the Adirondack State Park in Parishville. The school sits on 240 acres (97 ha) and consists of 44 buildings. Barrington Drive runs through the center of the campus, with all academic buildings on the northwest side of the street, and all campus life and residence buildings on the southeast side. The Crane School of Music campus is in the northern part of the campus, east of the academic quad.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
8,325 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.0
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
73.9% / 3.3

Programs and Majors

    Arts & Sciences
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological Studies
  • Art Education with St. Lawrence University
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Arts Management
  • Biochemisthry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Dance
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design & New Media
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Communications
  • Student Initiated Inter-departmental Major (SIIM)
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Women's & Gender Studies
    Crane School of Music
  • Music
  • Music Business
  • Music Education
  • Musical Studies: Composition
  • Musical Studies: Music History
  • Musical Studies: Music Theory
  • Performance
    Education & Professional Studies
  • Adolescence Education: English
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics
  • Adolescence Education: Science
  • Adolescence Education: Social Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Childhood / Early Childhood Education
  • Community Health
  • Exercise Science
  • Science Education
    Arts & Sciences
  • Mathematics, M.A.
    Crane School of Music
  • Music Education, M.M.
  • Performance, M.M.
    Education & Professional Studies
  • Adolescence Education: English, M.S.T.
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics, M.S.T.
  • Adolescence Education: Science, M.S.T.
  • Adolescence Education: Social Studies, M.S.T.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • Childhood Education, M.S.T.
  • Community Health, M.S.
  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.Ed.
  • Educational Technology Specialist, M.S.Ed.
  • Literacy Educator, M.S.Ed.
  • Literacy Specialist, M.S.Ed.
  • Management, M.S.
  • Science Education, M.S.T.
  • Special Education, M.S.Ed.