Distinctive location opens up a wealth of opportunities Distinctive location opens up a wealth of opportunities

Why choose SUNY Plattsburgh?

  1. The campus is near Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.
  2. SUNY Plattsburgh also has a strong connection with Canada due to the Canada–US border being just 20 miles north and the city of Montreal just over 60 miles away.
  3. Artwork is an essential aspect of the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is considered a "Museum Without Walls", comprising over 4,600 historic and contemporary works of art.


Quick Facts:

Location: Plattsburgh, New York, USA

City Population: 19,989

University Population: 6,214

Climate: New York has a humid continental climate. Weather in New York is heavily influenced by two continental air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the north-west.

Nearest Airport: Plattsburgh International Airport

University website: www.plattsburgh.edu


SUNY - Plattsburgh is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 5,706 and the campus size is 300 acres. Students have more than 100 clubs and organisations to consider joining. The SUNY—Plattsburgh athletic teams, the Cardinals, are Division III competitors in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

SUNY Plattsburgh's distinctive location - near Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains and Canada - opens up a wealth of opportunities for students. Science and environmental science classes, for example, have access to 8,600 acres of forests and agricultural land through the W. H. Miner Institute. This land is used as a lab, researching botany, wildlife, forest preservation and more. Through the Lake Champlain Research Institute, students work to do things like fight invasive species, study the effects of fishing tournaments and learn about local ecosystems.