State University of New York at Plattsburgh: Narrative Description

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101 Broad Steet
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
Tel: (518)564-2000
Admissions: (518)564-2040
Fax: (518)564-2045
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 265-acre small town campus with easy access to Montreal. Endowment: $9.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5471 per student. Total enrollment: 5,909. Faculty: 446 (255 full-time, 191 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,629 applied, 59% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 4,908 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 367 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 49 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 18% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 5-week summer sessions and 1 winter session. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, Clinton Community College, State University of New York Empire State College, Adirondack Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.4 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,610 full-time, $442 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $918 full-time, $37.50 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6712. College room only: $4200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Association, honor societies, student media organizations, service/leadership organizations, intramural and recreational sports. Major annual events: concerts, Student Recognition Awards Ceremony, Family Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, enhanced 911 system. 2,777 college housing spaces available; 2,373 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Feinberg Library with 378,020 books, 1.9 million microform titles, 1,412 serials, 36,749 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 475 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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