Profile: SUNY Plattsburgh

Fast Facts

On Campus:50%
  • Fall 08/28-12/15
  • Spring 01/29-05/18

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh is listed as a top school in "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, as well as in "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" magazine as one of the "100 best values" among public universities in the United States. Founded in 1889, the university enrolls students from more than 65 countries making it the most globally diverse college within the State University of New York System.

The campus is located in Plattsburgh, a small, friendly, and safe city of 20,000 in northern New York State, 60 miles south of Montreal, Canada, the largest French-speaking city in the Americas. Plattsburgh’s proximity to mountains, lakes, and rivers makes it an excellent place for outdoor adventure.

What makes the educational experience at SUNY Plattsburgh extraordinary is the abundance of opportunities for experiential learning including faculty-student research, internships, and community service.

Campus Location - Plattsburgh is located in upstate NY and is situated in one of the world's most beautiful regions- on Lake Champlain near the Adirondacks- Plattsburgh is an hour's drive from Montreal, Lake Placid, and Burlington.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Cytotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Audio Production Technology, Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Newspapers, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Television

Computer Science: Computer Network Security

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Care, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Medical Technology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Child Care Services Management, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Technology: Information Technology

Closed Programs
Nursing, Fitness and Wellness Leadership, Expeditionary Studies, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Nutrition, Human Development and Family Relations, Social Work, Education

Notable Academic Programs

Unique Academic Programs
Hotel/Restaurant Management
Environmental Sciences

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee: $95 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee: $209 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $200 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $182 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $98 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $250 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Transportation Fee: $50 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Career Services Fee: $20 Semester Plan A Mandatory
College Fee: $13 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Please visit the following website for current mandatory and optional fees -

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $542.5 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002849

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Please visit the following website to view on campus housing options-

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Please visit the following website for current information meal plans -

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.