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  • THE PLATTSBURGH EXPERIENCE 

    SUNY Plattsburgh is a four-year, public,

    comprehensive college located in northern

    New York State. Our high quality academic

    programs and dedicated faculty help us

    attract students from over 70 countries

    around the world.

    The Best Of Both Worlds

    Plattsburgh is a small and safe city, with an

    impressive number of local food, music, film,

    and live entertainment venues. With a local

    international airport, hospital, shopping

    centers, and houses of worship for many

    different religions, You won’t have to go

    far to find what you need.

    FAST FACTS
     

    Total Enrollment:

    5,500

    International students: 

    Countries represented:

    Student to Faculty Ratio: 

    Programs offered: 

    Clubs & Organizations:

    70

    16:1

    70 +

    100 +

    350

    New York City 

    map

    Overlooking one of the largest freshwater

    lakes in the U.S., Lake Champlain allows

    you to enjoy sand beaches and watersports

    in the summer, and ice skating in the winter.

    Skiing, riding and hiking are just a short drive

    away in the beautiful Adirondack mountain range.

    Come see what the #PlattsLife has waiting for you!

    Downtown Plattsburgh is a short walk

    from campus and offers concerts and

    live entertainment nearly every day.

    Craving food from home? Plattsburgh

    restaurants serve a diverse and delicious

    variety of international foods.

  • 35,000 residents

    Downtown life is an easy 10 minute

    walk from campus

    World class skiing and hiking within

    an hours’ drive

    Over 100 restaurants with global

    cuisine

    Small, friendly and safe community
     

    SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BEAUTY

    Located on the shores of historic Lake

    Champlain and surrounded by two gorgeous

    mountain ranges, SUNY Plattsburgh students

    enjoy all four seasons of the great outdoors.

    Location 

    200+ years of U.S. history dating

    back to the historic Battle of 

    Plattsburgh in 1812

    EASY URBAN ACCESS

    - World Class: Montreal, Canada (1 hr)
    - Trendy: Burlington., Vermont (1.5 hr)
    - Government Center: Albany, New York (2 hr)

    Crave city life? Fun and lively urban areas

    are a short drive away:

    - Skiing, and ice skating in winter months
    - Water sports, bicycling, and beaches in warmer

      weather
    - Hiking and exploring nature year round!

    Plattsburgh is a small and safe city, with an

    impressive number of local food, music, film,

    and live entertainment venues. With a local

    international airport, hospital, shopping

    centers, and houses of worship for many

    different religions, You won’t have to go

    far to find what you need.

    Downtown Plattsburgh is a short walk

    from campus and offers concerts and

    live entertainment nearly every day.

    Craving food from home? Plattsburgh

    restaurants serve a diverse and delicious

    variety of international foods.

  • FOLLOW YOUR 
    PASSION

    Our solid liberal arts foundation offers many and varied opportunities to follow your passion

    into specialized fields. Choose or create a program that fits your unique skills and interests.

    Here, you are more than a face in the crowd. Your professors support your learning journey. 

    Our emphasis on experiential learning brings theory to life, giving you hands-on practice in

    real-world applications of knowledge through research, internships and field work. Your

    classroom may be a lecture hall, smart classroom or lab, but it can also be a theater stage, a

    hospital, a river in the Adirondacks, the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. – it may even

    be an office in London or a mountaintop in Nepal.

    A SUNY Plattsburgh education prepares you to take the next

    step toward an advanced degree or your career of choice.

    Honors Program

    You Will Stand Out 

    The Honors Program gives select

    students the opportunity to dig deeper.

    In seminars with no more than 15

    students, you can push your intellectual

    limits and engage in meaningful

    discussions with both

    faculty and other students.

    Our Honors Program prepares undergraduate

    students for valuable opportunities after
    graduation:
    Preferred qualities employers look for

    when they hire
    Gateway to prestigious graduate prgrams

    worldwide

  • DEGREE
    PROGRAMS

    SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND

    ECONOMICS

    *AACSB accredited*

    Accounting
    Business Administration
    Economics
    Entrepreneurship
    Finance
    Global Supply Chain Management
    Hospitality Management
    International Business
    Management
    Management Information Systems
    Marketing

    For more information
    visit the

    School of Business and Economics 

    academic programs website
     

    SCHOOL OF EDUCATION,

    HEALTH, AND HUMAN SERVICES

    PRE-PROFESSIONAL

    ADVISEMENT PROGRAMS 

    SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES 

    Popular majors for international students

    include:
    Biology
    Biochemistry
    Biomedical Science
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    Digital Media Production
    Geology
    Physics
    Psychology
    Public Relations
    Robotics
    Sociology


    For a complete list of majors, visit the

    School of Arts and Sciences online
     

    Pre-Dental
    Pre-Law (Legal studies Minor)
    Pre-Medical
    Pre-Optometry
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Pre-Veterinary

    12+ Majors include teacher education,

    health fields, and human/social services.
    View full list of all majors in this division

  • LIVE IT UP

    Our 12 residence halls are your home away from home. You can live in a traditional

    dorm, or choose suite-style housing - available through your entire college

    experience. 

    • Shared lounges and kitchen facilities
    • Free cable TV and WiFi
    • Keyless room and building entry
    • Interfaith prayer rooms
    • Music practice rooms
    • Close to dining halls and academic buildings

    Eating On Campus

    - 12 locations to choose from, open 18 hours/day
    - Fast-food restaurants and traditional dining hall

      options
    - Special diet? Yes, we serve vegan, gluten free,

      halal, and more!
    - All first year students get an unlimited meal plan

    TO MAKE YOUR OWN

    TRANSITION EASY AND FUN 

    The day you arrive on campus

    marks the beginning of an

    incredible journey. 

    - Pre-arrival online GEO Academy
    - Early arrival 1 week before classes

      begin
    - International Student Orientation

      week
    - Assigned Orientation Leader
    - Bond with new students from

      around the world
    We will be with you every step of

    the way!

  • WHAT IS THERE TO DO HERE?
     

    We are a busy campus, with a student association budget of more than $1 million used

    to fund clubs, organizations, as well as fun activities and trips for students throughout the

    year. Some popular excursions off campus include Six Flags Great Escape amusement park,

    and downtown Montreal. On campus activities include international food festivals, newly

    released movies, and musical performances.
    Related URL: https://www.plattsburgh.edu/plattslife/get-involved/
    index.html
     

    THE GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE (GEO) - WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU! 

    From the moment you meet one of our friendly staff members upon your arrival at

    the airport or train station, you will know how much we care. We are passionate about

    international student success. With more than 15 years of experience welcoming

    international students to our campus, we know what support you need to be successful, and

    we’re very good at what we do.
    Related URL:  
    https://www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/international/student-life/

    index.html

  • TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE AT SUNY

    PLATTSBURGH: $35,800  

    COSTS AND

    SCHOLARSHIPS
     

    2018-19 cost of attendance includes

    tuition for one academic year (two

    semesters), estimated mandatory student

    fees, health insurance, food, and housing

    costs. Total cost increases approximately

    5% annually.

    SCHOLARSHIPS 

    Scholarship Calculator 

    Visit our online scholarship calculator

    to get an estimate of your cost of

    attendance and available scholarships! 
    https://goo.gl/p6t3iZ 

    SUNY Plattsburgh offers scholarships

    to all accepted international students.

    The scholarship packages typically cover

    between 20 – 40% of the total cost of

    attendance, and are renewable each year. 

  • Application Requirements

    ADMISSION CRITERIA

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Apply for fall or spring admission using either the SUNY Plattsburgh International

    Undergraduate Application or the Common Application.
    A completed application is necessary prior to consideration. This includes a completed

    application form, the application fee, and all required academic and financial

    documents.
    WHEN TO APPLY: We begin reviewing applications for enrollment in August (fall

    semester) on or about November 1 of the prior year.
    We begin reviewing applications for enrollment in January (spring semester) on or about

    September 1 of the prior year.
    We continue reviewing applications until all seats for new international students are

    filled for each semester. 

    We believe that in order to be a successful student at SUNY Plattsburgh, you must

    have also been a good student in your home country. Admission is based on your

    previous academic achievement, including:

    • School grades
    • English proficiency
    • Completed application

     

    • Test scores
    • Personal essay

    First-Year Students:
     

    ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

    Unrestricted enrollment into degree 

    program:  

    Requirements for enrollment

    through the English Bridge

    Program:
     

    SUNY Plattsburgh also accepts

    other tests of English proficiency.

    For a complete list of tests and

    scores that can be used to meet

    admission requirements, visit:

    https://goo.gl/a2uqFV 

    Learn More

    TOEFL: 45+
    IELTS: 5.0+

    encouraged as scholarships are awarded

    in part based on SAT scores.

    • 85+/100 (3.0+/4.0) high school average
    • SAT is not required but is strongly

    Transfer Students:
     

    • 2.5+/4.0 overall grade point average
     

    • TOEFL 76+
    • IELTS 6.5+
     

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