Universities in New York

SUNY Plattsburgh


University Information

Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Founded: 1893
Undergraduate Students: 5 567
Campus Type: Small Town
Institution Type: Public State School
Website: www.plattsburgh.edu

About the University

SUNY Plattsburgh is home to a vibrant community of renowned teachers and nationally recognized scholars, dedicated to engaging students and helping them to succeed.

Our students arrive from diverse backgrounds and places. But once enrolled, they have one particularly important thing in common: a college experience with the power to transform their lives.

SUNY Plattsburgh’s remarkable campus culture and environment combine with an exceptionally high quality of teaching to produce success for students.

The Plattsburgh experience challenges students to discover their potential, to seek new intellectual horizons, and to learn skills that can turn dreams into realities. It’s an experience that calls students to explore new ground and reach still greater heights of achievement.

It is this special Plattsburgh experience that makes the College much more than “just another public college.”

Faculty Who Make a Difference

Many colleges tout a faculty who work closely with students. At SUNY Plattsburgh, that claim is more than mere hype.

Here great teaching is the norm, and the greatest teachers interact closely with their students, whom they make every bit as much of a priority as the exceptional academic scholarship for which many are nationally recognized.

Deeply committed to teaching, our faculty regularly extend their expertise beyond the classroom, mentoring and advising students.

Faculty teach a comprehensive curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students with the intellectual foundation demanded by today’s – and tomorrow’s – professional careers, including opportunities for cultural enrichment, such as Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs.

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For students, it all adds up to a rigorous yet balanced environment – one conducive to learning, one that encourages relationships with faculty, and one that fosters attainment of each individual’s personal best. Success is a hallmark of a Plattsburgh education.

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TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All international students are automatically enrolled in the SUNY Plattsburgh GeoBlue Insurance Program. Due to SUNY regulations we can no longer waive this requirement, regardless of whether you have comparable health insurance from your home country.  All enrolled international students must purchase the health insurance plan offered by SUNY Plattsburgh.

he Global Education Office staff will automatically process your enrollment in this insurance shortly before the beginning of each semester. When your enrollment is complete, you will receive an email from GeoBlue containing important information about how to access your health insurance. If you are already enrolled and have questions, please log in to the GeoBlue website where you will find the answers to many of your questions. Once logged in, you will be able to:

  • Print your insurance ID card
  • View the GeoBlue Member Guide
  • Review your health insurance plan benefits
  • Locate providers, hospitals, and pharmacies that you can use with your plan

If you are an enrolled student and do not receive an email from GeoBlue before the semester begins, please email the GEO staff to let us know.

Cost: $2,300.00 (year); $1,150.00 (semester)

CHARTIS is not accepted at Plattsburgh.

Living on-campus:  If you are interested in living on campus, you should submit the online housing application as soon as possible.  (You may need to wait 24 hours after submitting your deposit in order for a housing application form to be available to you online).  On campus student housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To see what your student room might look like,  view a 360-degree Virtual Room Tour of some of our residence hall rooms.   Please note that in order to accommodate all new students, it is sometimes necessary to house three students in a double room.  This is called a “triple.”

Residence halls (also referred to as “dormitories”) open early for new international students during Orientation.  Please check our Orientation and Residence Hall opening schedule for information about when your room will be ready for your arrival.

Cost: an average of $4,025.00 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: about $2,100.00 per semester)

Off-campus Housing: Since preparation is said to be half the battle, the “Survival Guide to Off-Campus Living” has been developed to provide you with valuable information so that you, the off-campus student, can become a well-informed consumer in the Plattsburgh community. Also, Off-Campus Housing Listing is provided as a service to students.

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $8,000.00 per semester.