5,500
Total Enrollment
350
International students
70
Countries represented
16:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
70 +
Programs offered
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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.
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!

FAST FACTS

Total Enrollment: 5,500
International students: 350
Countries represented: 70
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Programs offered: 70 +
Clubs & Organizations: 100 +
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.
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.
Location

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.
- Skiing, and ice skating in winter months
- Water sports, bicycling, and beaches in warmer weather
- Hiking and exploring nature year round!

EASY URBAN ACCESS

Crave city life? Fun and lively urban areas are a short drive away:
- World Class: Montreal, Canada (1 hr)
- Trendy: Burlington., Vermont (1.5 hr)
- Government Center: Albany, New York (2 hr)
35,000 residents
Downtown life is an easy 10 minute walk from campus
Over 100 restaurants with global cuisine
World class skiing and hiking within an hours’ drive
200+ years of U.S. history dating back to the historic Battle of Plattsburgh in 1812
Small, friendly and safe community
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

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.

You Will Stand Out

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

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

12+ Majors include teacher education, health fields, and human/social services.
View full list of all majors in this division

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-PROFESSIONAL ADVISEMENT PROGRAMS

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

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE AT SUNY PLATTSBURGH: $35,800

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

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.

Scholarship Calculator

Visit our online scholarship calculator to get an estimate of your cost of attendance and available scholarships!
https://goo.gl/p6t3iZ
Application Requirements
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

ADMISSION CRITERIA

First-Year Students:
• 85+/100 (3.0+/4.0) high school average
• SAT is not required but is strongly
encouraged as scholarships are awarded in part based on SAT scores.

Transfer Students:

• 2.5+/4.0 overall grade point average

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

Unrestricted enrollment into degree program:
• TOEFL 76+
• IELTS 6.5+

Requirements for enrollment through the English Bridge Program:

• TOEFL: 45+
• IELTS: 5.0+
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
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.

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