637 reviews
  1. Plattsburgh, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
SUNY Plattsburgh is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Scores Range
930-1120
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Plattsburgh

Cost

Net Price
$13,975/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,366/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,694/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,203/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,596/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,143Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    47%
  • Unique
    40%
  • Happy
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Community
    55%
  • Everything you need
    23%
  • Accommodating
    18%
  • Hard for minorities to meet if not EOP
    5%

After SUNY Plattsburgh

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

SUNY Plattsburgh Reviews

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My overall experience at school so far has been awesome. I was a little worried coming in as a transfer but everyone has been super welcoming! One of my favorite experiences was when my schools dinning hall put on Hawaiian night. We had a smoothie bar, shrimp, ousters, lobster, fresh fruit, a DJ that asked trivia questions, we got prizes, and also had a hula hoop competition. It was a fun way to jazz things up and mix up the norm. What makes my school unique is the diversity of students. We have exchange students from all over the world! You get to experience so many different cultures. I would choose this school again if I could because of how great it is. They offer so many different things such as free tutoring, clubs, and much more.
After almost a year of attending Plattsburgh, I decided that I have a love/hate relationship with this school. I applied last minute as a transfer student because I was interested in their Communications degrees... and I'm really happy that I did, because the staff in this department are wonderful and I do feel like I'm being prepared for the real world. Academically, things are great. Socially? It's a little tricky.

IMO, part of what makes the college experience great is being able to make connections with people there with you. One of the main concerns I had coming into Plattsburgh was finding friends, and wondering if my major would fit me– which it did. Like a glove. But I will say this... Plattsburgh is not much of a fun, friendly school. If you're looking for a lively place with lots of people buzzing about, don't come up here.
The food can be really inconsistent. It can be really good, or it can be really horrible. The food doesn't usually taste too bad, but it can do wonders to your digestive system! The dining halls, which are all-you-can-eat, can be very inconsistent. Algonquin is inefficient and slow and is only open from 11am-2pm on weekdays, but usually the food is marginally better than at Clinton. The Sundowner is usually good but sometimes they just aren't on top of their game, and the food and service suffers as a result. Subway is standard issue Subway, but it moves too slowly at times. Griddles is pretty inconsistent depending on who is working that day. Tim Hortons is usually good. Standard-issue food like burgers and fries become tiresome after awhile, but when they try and make special dishes like lasagna and baked ziti, it usually comes out very well. It's pretty easy to eat healthy in the dining halls if you're willing to make an effort to find the right foods. The people that work in the dining halls and at retail locations are generally very pleasant. Sometimes there are special events in the dining halls which can be very fun. There are diverse options for everyone's food preferences.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 8 2015
  • Food