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Colleges / State University of New York at Plattsburgh

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About SUNY Plattsburgh

State University of New York at Plattsburgh Overview

State University of New York at Plattsburgh is a public, state school in a small town setting in Plattsburgh, New York. SUNY Plattsburgh was founded in 1889 and now enrolls around 4,738 students a year, including 4,323 undergrads. SUNY Plattsburgh provides housing for up to 2,474 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 65% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 1.

Student Activities at SUNY Plattsburgh

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of SUNY Plattsburgh's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? SUNY Plattsburgh students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? SUNY Plattsburgh has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? SUNY Plattsburgh has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at SUNY Plattsburgh on the Student Life page.

2022 SUNY Plattsburgh Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $23,100
Percent of Need Met 67%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,493

Is SUNY Plattsburgh a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what SUNY Plattsburgh offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

SUNY Plattsburgh Acceptance Rate 2022

SUNY Plattsburgh is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 68% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,733 students applied to SUNY Plattsburgh and 4,576 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Plattsburgh

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 72% of students who start at SUNY Plattsburgh return for their second year of college. 67% of SUNY Plattsburgh undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook SUNY Plattsburgh Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with SUNY Plattsburgh directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

State University of New York at Plattsburgh's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

SUNY Plattsburgh's endowment was valued at $22.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $11,657 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Plattsburgh

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

SUNY Plattsburgh meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,493 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,371 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Based on this information, does SUNY Plattsburgh seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Plattsburgh a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Plattsburgh?

SUNY Plattsburgh is located in the small town setting of Plattsburgh, New York, in the suburbs of Montreal.

If you would like to see SUNY Plattsburgh for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 87 to Plattsburgh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Plattsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Plattsburgh and Plattsburgh are like without leaving home.

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College Info

101 Broad Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Plattsburgh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Plattsburgh is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Plattsburgh is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Plattsburgh ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


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23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Plattsburgh is 21. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Plattsburgh. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Plattsburgh SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1240


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

SUNY Plattsburgh Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Plattsburgh is like? There are approximately 4,738 students enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh, including 4,323 undergraduate students and 415 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time.


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