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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
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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
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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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,287/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,930/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,885/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,366/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,742/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,454/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,822Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Diverse
    44%
  • Unique
    39%
  • Happy
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    52%
  • Accommodating
    20%
  • Everything you need
    20%
  • Boring
    4%
  • Hard for minorities to meet if not EOP
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
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
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SUNY Plattsburgh Reviews

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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!
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There are so many opportunities at this college to get involved! So many clubs, activities, research opportunities, etc. I have been inspired by great professors to reach my academic potential and to step out of my comfort zone. Plattsburgh is also a beautiful location. 1 hour from Burlington Vermont, 1 hour from the Adirondack high peak region, and 1 hour from Montreal, and 10 minutes from the beach! Plattsburgh has lots of hiking trails on campus, a river, and a bike path on campus. Also, the dining halls are great. There is an organic Dining hall with a killer salad bar. There are plenty of options all around campus even for people who are vegan or gluten free.
Very welcoming. Everyone is weird here, but good weird. You’ll find your group instantly. Professors are very professional yet down-to-earth. Read RMPs before signing up for the class! Not too many clubs sadly, but you don’t need that to find your social circle.