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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
SUNY Plattsburgh is a public college located in Plattsburgh, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,853 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Plattsburgh acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 68% of students, SUNY Plattsburgh alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Plattsburgh Rankings

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

SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,811/ 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
$9,768/ 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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,853Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
444
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Unique
    38%
  • Happy
    17%
  • Stressed
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Community
    44%
  • Accommodating
    16%
  • Everything you need
    16%
  • Home away from home
    13%
  • Hard for minorities to meet if not EOP
    9%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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As a second year student. Plattsburgh has done wonders for my education. The Expeditionary Studies Program is one of the nations best outdoor programs run by some of the world's most qualified people. On top of that, I have added two majors and a minor onto my degree and faculty members are there to help me succeed. For those who enjoy outdoor recreation, SUNY Plattsburgh is a great place to go to because of it's proximity to the Adirondack Mountain Range and the Green Mountains. Plattsburgh is also on Lake Champlain, and only a hour from Montreal. I've heard from city folk that Plattsburgh "has nothing to do" but it does offer great pastimes, they just need to be for you! The last year of my life has been one of the greatest (minus COVID) because of Plattsburgh and how they have given me opportunities that I never thought I'd have whether it be sea kayaking off of the coast of Maine or 800 ft up a cliff.
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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!
I adored attending SUNY Plattsburgh. The community is very warm, kind, and amiable. The university produces a positive atmosphere. The people of the Plattsburgh community are sweethearts in essence. They are the physical manifestation of what it means to be hospitable, caring, and extremely welcoming. SUNY Plattsburgh was worth the investment. The professors were kind and understanding and they taught their concepts with poise and professionalism. I understood the topics and entered tests feeling very confident in my abilities. My fellow peers were down-to-earth and I created a strong bond with them. The campus food was fresh and made right in front of you. They also tend to any food allergies that may be of concern. I just wish they had more healthy options available. Overall, SUNY Plattsburgh is a very underrated school and deserves way more attention than their fellow SUNY branches. I would highly recommend applying here.