FAST FACTS
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Location:Potsdam
Setting:Rural
Population:10,000
Enrollment:4,100
On Campus:40%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/01-12/19
  • Spring 01/19-05/1

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,777

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,685

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
72%Caucasian
7%African American
8%Hispanic
1%Asian American
0%Native American
1%International
11%Other


Campus Links
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NSE Links
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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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SUNY Potsdam is the oldest school in the nation's largest public higher education system offering 45+ majors and 45+ minors including anthropology, archaeology, geology, mathematics, music performance, theatre, Native American Studies, Arabic and Chinese language. Potsdam is located less than 2 hours away from Ottawa, Montreal, Lake Placid, and the Adirondack Park. With four colleges located within 15 minutes of each other, Potsdam is a traditional college town whose population swells to 20,000 when school is in session. Students would also be allowed to cross-register and take classes offered at any of the three local colleges. SUNY Potsdam is a Division III school with athletes who participate in hockey, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, softball, golf, equestrian, and cross country. With over 100 clubs and plenty of music, dance, theatre performances and art exhibitions scheduled throughout the year students are bound to explore and cultivate their varied interests.

Campus Location - Great Location! Adirondack Park is your backyard! Safest campus in SUNY. Classic college town. Close to Ottawa and Montreal to the North - Syracuse to the South, Burlington, VT to the East.

Helpful Information - We are located in a rural area with very limited public transportation but SUNY Potsdam keeps you active and entertained. Recitals, exhibitions, sports, plays, concerts, guest lectures, and more are all a part of the experience. With over 100 clubs and organizations to become involved with, you'll find plenty of opportunities to try new things, make new friends, and become an active part of our vibrant community.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology

Business: Business, Business Administration, Industrial Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Modern Dance, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Education (elementary and secondary)

Limitations
Music students must submit transcript and audition DVD well before March placement conference.

Notable Academic Programs
Music Performance, Mathematics, Archaeology, Fine Art

Unique Academic Programs
Arabic (some courses), Archaeology, Music Business/Merchandising

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/29/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,777.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/29/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance: $720 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $110 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $526.35 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002850

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 7/29/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,210
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus: .5
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1500 declining balance plan.
  • $2250 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2400 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2475 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
14 meal plan with 500 FLEX is $2475. 14 meal plan with 400 FLEX is $2400. 14 meal plan with 100 FLEX is $2250. Students living on campus are strongly advised to choose a 14 meal plan.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.