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 60 countries
around the world.
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.
Student to Faculty Ratio:
Clubs & Organizations:
New York City
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.
Downtown life is an easy 10 minute
walk from campus
World class skiing and hiking within
an hours’ drive
Over 100 restaurants with global
Small, friendly and safe community
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.
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!
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.
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
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND
Global Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems
For more information visit the
School of Business and Economics
academic programs website
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION,
HEALTH, AND HUMAN SERVICES
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Popular majors for international students
Digital Media Production
SociologyFor a complete list of majors, visit the
School of Arts and Sciences online
Pre-Law (Legal studies Minor)
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
• 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
- 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
- Pre-arrival online GEO Academy- Early arrival 1 week before classes
- International Student Orientation
- Assigned Orientation Leader
- Bond with new students from
around the world
We will be with you every step of
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/
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE AT SUNY
PLATTSBURGH: $34,235 USD
LEARN MORE: https://goo.gl/EHrrpU
2019-20 cost of attendance includes
tuition for one academic year (two semesters),
estimated mandatory student fees, health
insurance, food, and housing costs. In
addition to the billed costs, students must
also self-fund some significant and expected
unbilled expenses such as textbooks and
supplies. The average amount students spend
on these expenses is $3000 per year. Total cost
increases approximately 5% annually.
Visit our online scholarship calculator
to get an estimate of your cost of
attendance and available scholarships! https://goo.gl/DpSveB
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.
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
Unrestricted enrollment into degree
Requirements for enrollment
through the English Bridge
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:
• 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
• 2.5+/4.0 overall grade point average
• TOEFL 76+
• IELTS 6.5+