SUNY Plattsburgh Overview
Located in Plattsburgh, New York, SUNY Plattsburgh is a public institution. The location of SUNY Plattsburgh is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is SUNY Plattsburgh Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at SUNY Plattsburgh is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at SUNY Plattsburgh.
- In 2019-2020, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh makes roughly $48,339 a year. This is 18% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
SUNY Plattsburgh Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Plattsburgh has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Artificial Intelligence||College Factual|
|#6||Highest Paid Ecology Graduates||College Factual|
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|#22||Best Value Colleges for Media Arts||College Factual|
|#26||Best Value Colleges for Radio, Television & Digital Communication||College Factual|
|#27||Highest Paid Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is SUNY Plattsburgh?
Contact details for SUNY Plattsburgh are given below.
|Address:||101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681|
How Do I Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?
You can apply to SUNY Plattsburgh online at: https://www.plattsburgh.edu/apply/index.html
Admission Requirements for SUNY Plattsburgh
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Average Test Scores
About 99% of students accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 580.
Can I Afford SUNY Plattsburgh?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Plattsburgh, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,268 a year. That adds up to $29,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SUNY Plattsburgh is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
SUNY Plattsburgh Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 429 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,185 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Plattsburgh, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Plattsburgh students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||479|
|Hispanic or Latino||555|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Plattsburgh. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 81 countries are represented at SUNY Plattsburgh. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Japan, and China.
Online Learning at SUNY Plattsburgh
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Plattsburgh has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of SUNY Plattsburgh
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at SUNY Plattsburgh was $8,574 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $18,484. The following table shows how SUNY Plattsburgh is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#1||#11|
|Natural Resources Conservation||#1||#8|
|Allied Health Professions||#4||#7|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#49||#76|
Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Plattsburgh
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Plattsburgh was 64.2%. This is the #568 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Plattsburgh regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Plattsburgh ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Plattsburgh.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Allied Health Professions||#43|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
SUNY Plattsburgh Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Erik Graham under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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