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 60 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!
Total Enrollment: 5,000
International students: 300
Countries represented: 60
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.
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!
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)
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
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.
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
•Preferred qualities employers look for when they hire
•Gateway to prestigious graduate prgrams worldwide
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
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
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:
Digital Media Production
For a complete list of majors, visit the School of Arts and Sciences online
PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISEMENT PROGRAMS
Pre-Law (Legal studies Minor)
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
- 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!
TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE AT SUNY PLATTSBURGH: $34,235 USD
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 $4000 per year.
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.
Visit our online scholarship calculator to get an estimate of your cost of attendance and available scholarships!
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
• 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.
• 2.5+/4.0 overall grade point average
Unrestricted enrollment into degree program:
• TOEFL 76+
• IELTS 6.5+
Requirements for enrollment through the English Bridge Program:
• TOEFL: 57+
• IELTS: 5.5+
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.