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SUNY College at Potsdam Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

66.6%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$17,871

Average Salary in 10 Years

$41,300
Note: 10 years after enrolling at SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY College at Potsdam is located in Potsdam, New York. It is a small public school part of the State University of New York System system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 3,321 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 66.6%.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, and Social Sciences. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $31,100.

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🗺 44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, New York 13676
🌐 www.potsdam.edu
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SUNY College at Potsdam has around 5,581 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 21% decide to enroll at SUNY College at Potsdam. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 5,581 applicants 40% are men and 60% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 150 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 67 men.

SUNY College at Potsdam's acceptance rate is 66.6%. The acceptance rate for men is 62.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 69.2%.

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Who applies to SUNY College at Potsdam?

Number of Applicants

5,581

Number of Applicants per Spot

7
per spot

Male Applicants

40%

Female Applicants

60%
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Getting into SUNY College at Potsdam

SUNY College at Potsdam Acceptance Rate

66.6%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

62.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

69.2%
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Do Students Want to Go to SUNY College at Potsdam?

SUNY College at Potsdam Admissions Yield

21%
of accepted students choose to go to SUNY College at Potsdam

Male Admissions Yield

22%

Female Admissions Yield

20%
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Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

53%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

49%

Women Graduation Rate

55%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend SUNY College at Potsdam?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$14,796
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$17,871
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$30,701
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$21,051
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$25,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$271
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of SUNY College at Potsdam would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

SUNY College at Potsdam Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

74%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at SUNY College at Potsdam you can visit www.potsdam.edu/admissions/financial/index.cfm.

SUNY College at Potsdam Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $30,701
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $21,051
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from SUNY College at Potsdam?

SUNY College at Potsdam students, on average, make $41,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from SUNY College at Potsdam

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at SUNY College at Potsdam.

Median Earnings of Students from SUNY College at Potsdam

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam.

Male Students: Average Earnings from SUNY College at Potsdam

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam.

Female Students: Average Earnings from SUNY College at Potsdam

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at SUNY College at Potsdam

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam.
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend SUNY College at Potsdam? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at SUNY College at Potsdam. Salary is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at SUNY College at Potsdam. Salary is for the number of years after you start at SUNY College at Potsdam. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

12
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$72,471
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Can you go to grad school at SUNY College at Potsdam?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

93%

Undergrads

3,321

Total Students

3,587
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

3%

Students over 25

5%

Student Median Household Income

$56,041
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

58%
of undergraduates

Men

42%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

SUNY College at Potsdam has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at SUNY College at Potsdam

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at SUNY College at Potsdam study?

SUNY College at Potsdam Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Education
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Psychology
  5. Social Sciences
Approximately 56% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at SUNY College at Potsdam?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

75%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

25%

Students Who Transfer Out of SUNY College at Potsdam

34%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

SUNY College at Potsdam has a retention rate of 75% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

257
8% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

SUNY College at Potsdam has around 257 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 8% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see SUNY College at Potsdam as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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