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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
SUNY Plattsburgh is an above-average public college located in Plattsburgh, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,894 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Plattsburgh acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, SUNY Plattsburgh alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
About SUNY Plattsburgh...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Branch of
SUNY System

SUNY Plattsburgh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1190
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,299/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,896/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,894Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
457
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Unique
    33%
  • Happy
    17%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Community
    45%
  • Accommodating
    16%
  • Everything you need
    16%
  • Hard for minorities to meet if not EOP
    10%
  • Home away from home
    10%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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I really, really love the food options here. They have lots of vegan food for me. They also have gluten free, allergy awareness, halal options. I do however have a friend who is allergic to soy and has very few meal options! Campus is pretty, downtown is fun. Arguably the best part about this school is free group exercise. Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, spin class, etc. it’s a really great way to stay in shape and make friends. Professors are generally really good, classes a decent size, and lots of campus events to enjoy. I’ve joined in on a lot of them. Dorms can range from old and kind of gross, to beautiful and modern. It all depends on what year you are. Also, there are shuttle busses that arrive on campus every 30 mins and can take you to the mall, Walmart, and grocery stores. I would definitely recommend going here!
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SUNY Plattsburgh is a great 4 year college! The people who go here are very friendly, there’s a lot of diversity, and there’s a lot of campus events/clubs so you’ll never be too bored. The academics are also good. Professor don’t overload students with work, and they are willing to assist you if you don’t understand something. My only wish is that we a more appealing campus.
The atmosphere and vibe on campus is very welcoming and friendly. Classes are great and so are the professors. Greek life is pretty common on campus but not stressed or forced on anyone. The dorms on campus (except whiteface!) are slightly above average and off-campus housing as well. The party scene is great, even when it gets cold (which it really does). Campus food is what you can expect for college). Diversity on campus is pretty good but practically non-existent off-campus. Fair warning: There have been incidents of racism and discrimination. However, I just finished my first year here and can say that I look forward to the next three!