Wednesday, June 18, 2014

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh

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



More than 60 degree and certificate programs
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Business and Economics (AACSB accredited)
  • Education, Health, and Human Services
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,639
  • Graduate enrollment: 412
  • Total international enrollment: 360
  • Countries Represented: 63
  • Average Class Size: 21
  • Student to Faculty Ratio:  16:1
  • Full-Time Faculty: 274

Global Education Office and International Admissions
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA

Phone: 1-518-564-3287
Fax: 1-518-564-564-3292

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Student Campus Life

Campus activities abound in the residential, seven-day-a-week atmosphere. More than 70 student organizations span cultural, social, academic, and recreational interests. In addition to intercollegiate athletics, intramural and club sports are popular. SUNY Plattsburgh provides students with the opportunity to thrive on campus such as the First-Year Experience, a foundation program designed to offer first-year students academic support and mentoring.

Many other special programs and support services exist for students such as:

  • Student Support Services provides academic, personal, and career counseling for eligible physically and learning-challenged students. 
  • Claude J. Clark Learning Center offers free peer tutoring, computer-assisted instruction, writing and study skills seminars, and academic counseling to all students. 
  • Career Development Center assists students with all aspects of career planning, job placement, and internships that let students gain hands-on career experiences prior to graduation. 
  • An active Honors Program provides qualified students with special opportunities for academic challenges and personal growth. 

When you arrive at SUNY Plattsburgh, the staff of the Global Education Office (GEO) will also welcome you. Our new student orientation program promises a smooth start to academic life in the United States. GEO offers many events and activities for you to explore our beautiful region and share your culture with others.

Residence Life and Housing Services

The housing options at SUNY Plattsburgh offer a safe, secure, well-maintained environment, which addresses the academic, personal and social needs of our students. The residence halls provide opportunities for students to engage in leadership roles, interact with other students by attending activities, seek academic support services such as advising and tutoring, or just hang out with friends in lounges equipped with TVs, pool tables, ping-pong tables, and a variety of other fun stuff! Living on campus is fun, exciting, and challenging! There is a strong sense of community in the halls and students play a central role in creating an environment that values understanding and respect.

SUNY Plattsburgh — with its 24-hour University Police patrol and security system — also places a high priority on security and the safety of its students. The surrounding community of Plattsburgh is a very safe and comfortable environment. It’s a place where people watch out for one another.

International Undergraduate Application Requirements
  1. Application form 
  2. Application fee 
  3. Academic records 
  4. Evidence of English proficiency 
  5. One letter of recommendation 
  6. Essay 
  7. Copy of passport photo page 
  8. Financial guarantee 

Although applicants are not required to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), it is highly recommended. Early applicants have a much better chance of receiving financial assistance in the form of merit scholarships and need-based awards.

International Graduate Application Requirements
  1. Original or certified copies of academic transcripts, diplomas or certificates, or other academic course work 
  2. TOEFL scores 
  3. GRE or GMAT scores 
  4. Interview (Depends on graduate program) 
  5. Official Financial Documentation 

*Include a certified English translation for all documents not written in English.

English Proficiency Requirements

Admission Type
Pearson Test of English - Academic
Paper-based Exam
Internet-based Exam
Unconditional Admissions
English Bridge Program
Graduate Admissions

*No individual sub-score (example: listening) may be lower than the stated minimum

Financial Aid/Scholarships

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