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SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a four-year, public liberal arts college located in Plattsburgh, New York. It was established in 1889 and opened in 1890. The college is a part of the State University of New York system, and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The college enrolls more than 6,000 students every semester. SUNY College at Plattsburgh offers more than 50 bachelors degrees and a wide variety of minors.

Plattsburgh State competes in more than 15 different intercollegiate sports at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The sports teams also participate within the State University of New York Athletic Conference(SUNYAC). They are nicknamed the Cardinals.

Profile of SUNY College At Plattsburgh

The campus of SUNY Plattsburgh is in Plattsburgh, NY, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a public institution. Degrees at SUNY Plattsburgh include, at the school s highest level, the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, hospitality, art studies, education and teaching, and conservation and resource management.

SUNY Plattsburgh Selectivity

Admission at SUNY Plattsburgh is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 46% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

In 2007, SUNY Plattsburgh had 6,259 students enrolled (5,848 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. SUNY Plattsburgh offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the State University of New York Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Plattsburgh State prepares a diverse student population for a wide range of professional careers by providing undergraduates with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, graduate students with advanced professional preparation, and all students with a commitment to academic excellence, ethical values, lifelong learning, and responsible citizenship within a global community. The university takes advantage of the natural surroundings, Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, in selected academic programs and courses, in recreational activities, and in community involvement and services. "

SUNY Plattsburgh Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching394curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, special ed, secondary teaching, reading teaching, school counseling, elementary/middle school admin, early childhood education, . . .
Liberal Arts186English, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, political science, economics, anthropology, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management184 business, accounting, finance, marketing, business management, international business, managerial economics
Therapy and Counseling106psychology, educational psychology, mental health counseling
Media102 journalism, radio and television, public relations and advertising, mass communication
Security and Law Enforcement89 criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work 86social work, family studies, food and nutrition
Hospitality69hotel management
Science 65biology, geology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, physics, anatomical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 62registered nursing
Art Studies43 art studies
Conservation and Resource Management 42conservation
Medical Support and Technology 39audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Religion and Philosophy 5philosophy

Contact: SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY College At Plattsburgh

101 Broad Street

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

General Phone: (518) 564-2000


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