SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

SUNY Plattsburgh
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SUNY Plattsburgh Admissions Overview:

SUNY Plattsburgh has an acceptance rate of 51%, making the school somewhat selective. Still, those with good grades and strong test scores have a good shot at being admitted. Interested students can apply with the SUNY application, or through the Common Application. Students will also need to send in high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information about applying (including important deadlines), be sure to visit Plattsburgh's website, or get in touch with a member of the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

SUNY Plattsburgh Description:

SUNY Plattsburgh is a public university situated on a 256-acre campus in the scenic northeast corner of the state near the Vermont border. SUNY Plattsburgh has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. Close to 90% of students come from New York State, but the university does not use any resident quotas in its admissions process. SUNY Plattsburgh offers over 60 undergraduate majors with notable programs in areas such as education and communications. The university's relatively low tuition and fees make it a good educational value.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,520 (5,215 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,866 (in-state); $17,716 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,220
  • Room and Board: $12,080
  • Other Expenses: $2,790
  • Total Cost: $23,956 (in-state); $33,806 (out-of-state)

SUNY Plattsburgh Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,497
    • Loans: $6,833

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Business, Conservation/Natural Resources, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Hotel Management, Nursing, Psychology, Radio and Television

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Learn About Other SUNY Campuses:

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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