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SUNY Plattsburgh is a public institution located in Plattsburgh, New York. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Plattsburgh draws many to the area.

85 Undergraduate Degrees
$26,986 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
53% Acceptance Rate

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SUNY Plattsburgh Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SUNY Plattsburgh has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#120 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#120 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Plattsburgh has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#84 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#133 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual

Where Is SUNY Plattsburgh?

Location of SUNY Plattsburgh

Contact details for SUNY Plattsburgh are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
Phone: 518-564-2000

How Do I Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?

You can apply to SUNY Plattsburgh online at:

Admission Requirements for SUNY Plattsburgh

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Plattsburgh?

53% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 53%, SUNY Plattsburgh does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 530 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 520 to 590 )
SUNY Plattsburgh received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 20 and 24. Composite scores were between 21 and 25.

ACT English Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 20 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Plattsburgh  ( 21 to 25 )

Can I Afford SUNY Plattsburgh?

$26,986 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY Plattsburgh is $26,986. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY Plattsburgh, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,929 a year. That adds up to $27,716 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Plattsburgh is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

SUNY Plattsburgh Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,420 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,871 undergraduate students at SUNY Plattsburgh, with 4,420 being full-time and 451 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SUNY Plattsburgh

There are also 387 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,420 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Plattsburgh, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Plattsburgh

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Plattsburgh students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Plattsburgh Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 110
Black or African American 469
Hispanic or Latino 562
White 2,724
International Students 305
Other Races/Ethnicities 250

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Plattsburgh. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 81 countries are represented at SUNY Plattsburgh. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Japan, and China.

Online Learning at SUNY Plattsburgh

405 Took All Classes Online
1,692 Took At Least One Class Online
12.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at SUNY Plattsburgh. In 2017-2018, 1,692 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Plattsburgh has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Plattsburgh

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Plattsburgh was 12.7%. This is the #762 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Plattsburgh regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Plattsburgh ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #195
Nursing #247

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

SUNY Plattsburgh Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 85 85
Nursing Science 0 0
TOTAL 85 85


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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