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.
|Campus Setting:||Town, distant from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
SUNY Plattsburgh presents the campus with so many activities because they understand that the area is sort of boring. The best activities presented are the shows such as Night of Nations and Plattsburgh's Best Dance Crew. If those aren't interesting enough for those that are extremely outgoing then downtown Plattsburgh might be good. At downtown Plattsburgh, there is a club called Therapy which closes at 2AM in respect of college students who get out of control with the partying. There is also a few hookah bars. If those are still not appealing, the stars above are a nice view and even further down Plattsburgh, there is a beautiful lake with surrounding grass and trees where thinking is allowed.» Read More
I have to admit, I hate the cold. Plattsburgh however, has lots to do to get your mind off the weather. Trips to the neighboring states, campus events, and the people all around (if you look) make the place as warm as can be. If you really hate to cold, the study abroad program (76 Countries) can definitely warm you up.» Read More
This is a great college! The atmosphere is wonderful, and the people are awesome. Most people are very nice, whether they know you or not. I had strangers help me find where I needed to go. The cleaning lady in my dorm would share all the gossip she knew about the dorm, and the rest of the school. The dean of students is apparently extremely lenient, he just doesn't want to see you in his office again. The campus itself isn't that large. Though having to go from one side of the campus to the other is about a 15 minute walk, its not that bad. That's also probably the longest you will walk anyway. Otherwise, 10 minute walks are the norm, but they aren't as bad as you'd think. The campus is right in the middle of everything. You can take a shuttle uptown to all of the brand name stores and restaurants, and its free, provided by the school. A walk downtown is about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on where you live, but it doesn't matter, because it is totally worth it to, not only see some of the beginnings of this town, but to go to Koffee Kat (amazing coffee shop), Junaidz (local hookah bar; definitely an experience), or Pizza Bono (the spot everyone can go for good pizza that you can use your college card for). There are other attractions such as the wonderful ma and pop restaurants, shops, and convenience stores.» Read More
The weather does get cold but I do love it here. The first moment I stepped onto campus it felt like home and it was comfortable. I didn't feel scared or intimidated like I did in other schools. It's a great place to be it's small enough to feel connected but big enough to succeed.» Read More