SUNY Potsdam Ranked in Top Tier of Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report

The State University of New York at Potsdam is Once Again Ranked Among Top Northern Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report

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POTSDAM, NY (09/10/2018) The State University of New York at Potsdam has once again been named one of the best regional universities in the Northern United States by U.S. News & World Report.

SUNY Potsdam was ranked in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category in "Best Colleges 2019," released today by U.S. News Media Group. This is the twentieth consecutive year that the College has been recognized in the rankings.

U.S. News & World Report bases the Best Colleges rankings on assessment by peer institutions, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

In addition to its ranking in the regional universities category, SUNY Potsdam was also recognized on the following U.S. News & World Report lists:

  • Top Public Schools
  • Best Colleges for Veterans
  • Best Value Schools

The news organization classifies regional universities as public and private colleges that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs, but offer few, if any, doctoral programs. The 656 regional universities that U.S. News & World Report examined for this year's guide were ranked against their peer group in four geographic regions -- the North, South, Midwest and West, and rated as either top or second tier.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings have been published online today, and the "Best Colleges 2019" guidebook will hit newsstands on Oct. 16. For more information about "America's Best Colleges," visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit