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State University of New York Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY
SUNY Plattsburgh, founded in 1889, is a public college of arts and sciences, business, and professional studies. It is part of the State University of New York system. Its 300-acre campus is located in upstate New York's Champlain Valley, 60 miles from Montreal, Canada, near Lake Placid.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,215
   Women 2,958 (56.7%)
   Men 2,257 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 305
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 9,404 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.29
SAT Math 550 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 540 average
480-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,766
Out-of-state: $33,616
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,906
Out-of-state: $17,756
  Room and Board $12,150
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $13,814
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 283
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Plattsburgh Population 19,898
Nearest Metropolitan Area Montreal
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cardinal ('Burghy')
Sororities 16% of women participate
Fraternities 18% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
11.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.7% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students 5.8% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 91%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported