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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%

SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions

If you are applying to SUNY Plattsburgh, the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to SUNY Plattsburgh for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of SUNY Plattsburgh's admissions stats.

SUNY Plattsburgh 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist Yes

State University of New York at Plattsburgh Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to SUNY Plattsburgh?

State University of New York at Plattsburgh may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with SUNY Plattsburgh directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on State University of New York at Plattsburgh Admissions

Transferring to State University of New York at Plattsburgh

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does SUNY Plattsburgh Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at SUNY Plattsburgh

Curious about the factors that are considered by SUNY Plattsburgh during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with SUNY Plattsburgh for more information on admission factors.

SUNY Plattsburgh Application Requirements

To apply to SUNY Plattsburgh, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with SUNY Plattsburgh's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3 3.4

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?

Students admitted to SUNY Plattsburgh have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At SUNY Plattsburgh 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 51% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At State University of New York at Plattsburgh, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 2%
3.75 and 3.99 7%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 20%
2.50 and 2.9 27%
2.00 and 2.49 10%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to SUNY Plattsburgh directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

SUNY Plattsburgh considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

SUNY Plattsburgh has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of SUNY Plattsburgh's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for SUNY Plattsburgh?

To be competitive with other SUNY Plattsburgh applicants, you should aim to earn between 1040 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Plattsburgh 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SUNY Plattsburgh students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Plattsburgh students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for SUNY Plattsburgh?

To be most competitive at SUNY Plattsburgh, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Plattsburgh's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to State University of New York at Plattsburgh

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SUNY Plattsburgh. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Plattsburgh during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Plattsburgh?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.

Does SUNY Plattsburgh accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ SUNY Plattsburgh accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Plattsburgh?

❌ No, SUNY Plattsburgh is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is SUNY Plattsburgh's acceptance rate?

✅ SUNY Plattsburgh has an acceptance rate of 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Plattsburgh?

🟨 SUNY Plattsburgh may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

Want To Learn More About SUNY Plattsburgh?

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SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into SUNY Plattsburgh? SUNY Plattsburgh is a somewhat selective institution. The SUNY Plattsburgh acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


SUNY Plattsburgh Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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


23 to 28


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Plattsburgh, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.11. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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