- A campus culture that's as eclectic as you are, focused on experiential learning
- 400 yearly arts events, mentored student research, and the best food in SUNY
- The Adirondack Park is our backyard - enjoy the nation's largest state park!
About This CampusSUNY 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 are 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.
Location InformationNew York’s North Country region is bordered by the Adirondack Mountains to the south and the Thousand Islands to the north, all along the Canadian border. Potsdam is a classic college town, and the fall foliage is unforgettable. Our winters are pretty legendary, too… but we embrace the cold. It makes the spring that much sweeter. Looking for a day trip? Potsdam is within driving distance of Ottawa, ON; Montréal, QC; Burlington, VT; and the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY.
Helpful InformationWe're an eclectic community where people genuinely care for and about each other. At a uniquely creative school in a quiet, secluded town with minimal public transportation, you make your own fun - and you always support your friends. Life outside the classroom at SUNY Potsdam blends three elements: The stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area, a tight-knit community of adventurous students who explore their interests together, and enduring support from SUNY Potsdam’s extended family.