SUNY Potsdam is the oldest school in the nation's largest public higher education system offering 50 majors and 52 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.
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.
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.
Available Tuition Payment Plans
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.
Plan A Tuition/Fees
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.
Programs of Study Open to NSE Students
For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for SUNY Potsdam.
This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.
For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
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)
Non-Native English Speakers
TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet