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Fast Facts

About Our Campuses

SUNY Plattsburgh is a residential campus, located in a small city. SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury is a branch campus, offering selected undergraduate and graduate programs. Both campuses are walkable, safe, and scenic.

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College Type:

Four-year, public comprehensive college

Undergraduate Enrollment:

Graduate Enrollment:

International Enrollment:

Countries Represented:

Average Class Size:

Student-to-Faculty Ratio:

Male/Female Balance:
44% male
56% female

Percentage of tenure-track faculty holding the highest degree:

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  • Spectacular region
  • Picturesque campus
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Engaged students
  • Students from over 60 countries
  • Successful alumni
  • 95% job placement rate
  • 800 internships and practicums
  • 400 plus study abroad locations
  • New 40$ million science building

Why SUNY Plattsburgh? There are numerous reasons. From professors who are leaders in their field, to hands-on learning through undergraduate research, study abroad, internships and more – SUNY Plattsburgh will jump-start your career. Alumni can attest to the advantages of a Plattsburgh education (and gladly will, when asked.) If that isn't enough, U.S. News & World Report ranks us one of "America's Best Colleges."

Situated in one of the world's most beautiful regions - on Lake Champlain near the Adirondacks - Plattsburgh is the ideal location for anything outdoors (hiking, biking, skiing ...) And, when it's time to explore, we're close to interesting places like Montreal, Lake Placid and Burlington, Vt.

With all that to consider (and much, much more), we encourage you to browse the website, and give us a call. Why SUNY Plattsburgh? Honestly, we think one visit to campus and you'll know the answer right away.




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SUNY Plattsburgh has once again been named one of “America’s Best Colleges — Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report.

Admissions Requirements


A number of factors are considered with freshman applications, including: strength of high school program, strong grades and standardized test scores, an untimed essay, and one letter of recommendation.


Students who have graduated from a high school and have enrolled at a college or university are considered for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh as a transfer student. Factors for admission consideration include a student's cumulative grade point average and coursework completed to date.


SUNY Plattsburgh looks for those who were good students in their home country. International candidates must submit original documents or certified copies showing good academic achievement in high school, college, or university.


Admission to graduate study at SUNY Plattsburgh is based on the academic and personal qualifications of applicants. While each graduate program has its own requirements, all applicants must have a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution and a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.


As a student not currently enrolled in a degree program, non-matriculated students must follow a simple three-step process to register for courses.


Readmission to SUNY Plattsburgh is for students who have previously matriculated and wish to re-enter. To re-enroll, students must follow a simple three-step process.


Contact Information

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901