SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY, USA

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SUNY College at Plattsburgh
3.41 Average Rating

Adrian from Saranac, NY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have met some of the most unique, peculiar, and interesting professors during my time at Plattsburgh, and I can say with full honesty that I have never regretted my choice to attend college at PSU. I learned an incredible amount of vital material for my major within my first semester, and they are all skills that I will never forget.
Am enjoying being here
Plattsburgh is somewhat close to my home, so I was already familiar with the town, but to anyone who is incoming to the area, you have nothing to fear, and everything to expect and be pleased by Plattsburgh. The layout of the campus is wonderful, and the size of the city of Plattsburgh is comfortable enough to find everything you are looking for within a short distance.
Bang for the buck
Surprisingly enough, I always felt like Plattsburgh State was severely underrated. There are too many exceptional professors at PSU that don't get enough recognition for their dedication to their career. Not only that, but for what you pay, you get an optimal education in a fairly well-maintained environment.
Tips for prospective students
If you haven't applied to Plattsburgh already, I would recommend doing so. It wasn't my first choice to be honest, but I promise that should you attend, you will not be disappointed.
Great for these types of students
Any kind of student. Art, education, political, and science-based studies are the most suited here.
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Sara from Lancaster, NY

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
It depends on how motivated you are but this school makes it possible to get good grades.
Am enjoying being here
Plattsburgh State is supported by its surrounding community. If you love the outdoors and don't mind harsh weather, its worth it.
Bang for the buck
It can be expensive. If you can afford it, come!
Tips for prospective students
Remember that you will not like it if you are looking for a city school. This is cold and rainy but its beautiful.
Great for these types of students
Any student who loves the outdoors and doesn't mind a smaller campus. It isn't huge yet isn't tiny. It seems homey.
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tierra

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
great school. you will feel right at home. this school offer variety of opportunities and information, you can never feel left out
Tips for prospective students
do not be afraid to ask question, join clubs and please visit the learning center and career development center. those two places will become your best friend
Academic Rigor
learning center is where you go when you are struggling with your classes. service is amazing. school of business and economics is awesome. offer so many opportunities to network and put yourself into the field.
Dorm Life
too many rules and regulation, prices are extremely high
Food and Dining
i love the dinning hall, clinton. offer so many food and if you are allergic to anything or eat a certain way they will customize to your needs. flex point food are getting expensive however
What to do for fun
participate in variety of clubs. this year i am going to try out for the fashion show
Clubs and Activities
have every club you can name and if plattsburgh do not have it you can be able to make one. they even have a club for natural hair
Campus Safety
up is amazing and nice. they are there when you need them. always willing to go above and beyond
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Jenny from Brooklyn, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
suny plattsburgh is a well known college for education and business as well as other majors and was one of the first colleges to be accredited. the populated town allows a wide variety of diversity among students. it is also a great opportunity to visit canada as it is so close and learn of another countries' history and culture.
Tips for prospective students
first year students and transfer-ins should try to get involved as soon as possible. there are great ways to meet many people; join clubs, volunteer, and participate in dorm life. time management is very important in between classes, assignments, clubs, and having a social life. balanced correctly and it'll be a great college experience for you here!
Academic Rigor
the academic curriculum is not easy or difficult. it really depends on the student and how hard they are willing to work for their grades. professors are extremely helpful here and there are extra tutoring lessons provided.
Dorm Life
the dorms are a great way to meet people, especially riding up and down the elevator everyday with the same people. dorm activities allow people from different schedule and different backgrounds to really mingle and chat. experiencing dorm life allows people to live with others and become exposed to new cultures.
Food and Dining
at suny plattsburgh, there are several dining halls and late night places to eat at. the food is always fresh, buffet style, and even a semi-formal restaurant served by students. food includes various styles and ethnicity to share with.
What to do for fun
the student activity association creates many events on campus for students to join in and share with. events include game night, movie night, bingo, and many activities every week or so. the association and clubs also host musical events, performances, and so much more.
Bang for the buck
besides campus life, the town offers a lot of fun ways to enjoy the weekend. students can go hiking, snowboarding, go downtown to hang out with friends. the location of the college also allows students to travel to montreal and vermont and learn about the culture and important values of the people.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
a lot of the buildings are interconnected, allowing students to shave time off from walking along distance. there are short bridges, stairs, and elevators going in several directions, allowing students to determine on their own how long it takes to get to class and offices.
Great for these types of students
students with high gpa can join honor societies and those with a sports background can join teams. the college offers varsity basketball, hockey, tennis, track and so many other sports.
Clubs and Activities
there are many clubs to choose from. it varies from environmental friendly to the korean association to the international marketing club. each club is given a budget to create activities to promote their club and really share with the rest of the students.
Greek Life
there are many fraternities and sororities to choose from. greek life can be the place to make your closest friends and meet many students from different areas and from similar majors. it is another option besides joining clubs and attending activities and a great way to show your creativity.
Campus Safety
on campus, there is a university police as well as blue lights for students to press should they be in trouble. they patrol every night and keep the peace in order and quiet. they arrive promptly and are helpful in every way possible.
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Kelsey from New Paltz, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I love the majority of my professor and they are knowledgeable about their field and many of them still work in that field so they have the most current knowledge available. I'm learning so many new things and one of my classes actually inspired me so much that I picked up a minor!!
Am enjoying being here
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.
Bang for the buck
SUNY Plattsburgh is a state school so tuition is lower than a private school but the education I'm getting is at the same level if not higher than a private school! Room and board is more expensive then tuition is.
Tips for prospective students
Be unique. Plattsburgh or any college get thousands of application so make sure you stand out. The best advice though is to be you! Your application is about you and when the acceptance committee sees your application they think everything on their is all you so be honest and positive. Also visit the campus it shows commitment.
Great for these types of students
Plattsburgh has a wide variety of students and is great for anyone. There is a great nursing program, communications program and many many other programs that anyone can fit into. Though if you don't like the snow or cold I wouldn't recommend Plattsburgh it does get a little chilly here but makes for great skiing and snowboarding!
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John from Wallkill, NY

a past student here
0 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
Plattsburgh has a large diversity of students, teachers, and programs. I learned a lot about my field and a few others as well as the local history of the Champlain Valley. I grew up a lot through my experiences here at PSU.
Did enjoy being here
I spent the best years of my young adult life so far here at PSU. The campus is beautiful and spread out, and not too larger to travel. Great friendships were established, and a lot of my lifetime friends are from here. I learned a lot about myself as well ans grew up a lot while at PSU.
Bang for the buck
You get great teachers and great facilities for your tuition dollars here. The school is constantly growing and expanding, renovating buildings for newer technologies and research as well as the wide variety of student groups and clubs.
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