Since its founding in 1889 as a teaching college, SUNY Plattsburgh had a strong history of meeting regional and statewide needs for higher education. It is also a major driver of the economic and cultural well-being of the community. SUNY Plattsburgh is a residential campus, located in a small city. The other campus i.e. SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury is a branch campus, offering selected undergraduate and graduate programs. Both campuses are walkable, safe, and scenic.
The college offers a choice of more than 60 baccalaureate degrees, complemented by a wide variety of minors and study options, and is known for the calibre of its academic programs. Its major programs are divided among academic units grouped in arts and sciences, business and economics, and education, health, and human services. In addition, the college also offers graduate programs in education, counselor education, natural science, student affairs counseling professional practice, mental health counseling, school psychology, and speech-language pathology, fitness and wellness leadership, and more.
At SUNY Plattsburgh, students will find outstanding faculty and staff. Most teaching faculty hold a doctoral degree and view themselves as teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. A number are recognized nationally and internationally on the merits of their scholarship, the importance of their published works, and the honors they have received.
The college promotes active learning through internships, cooperative education placements and field studies that are available in virtually every area of study. While a few graduate students direct some undergraduate laboratory sections under faculty supervision, all courses are taught by faculty.
Campus activities abound in the residential, seven-day-a-week atmosphere. More than 100 student organizations span cultural, social, academic, and recreational interests. In addition, intercollegiate athletics, intramural and club sports are very popular.
SUNY Plattsburgh is situated in one of the most beautiful regions in the Empire State. Greater Plattsburgh is a community of 32,000 people located in the northeast corner of the state, on the western shore of Lake Champlain, near the Adirondack Mountains and about 20 miles from the U.S. ‑ Canada border. Students will find the City of Plattsburgh readily accessible from any point in New York state. Interstate 87, the scenic Adirondack Northway, exits about one mile from campus. The campus complex consists of 39 buildings spread across 300 acres, and it provides an impressive setting for both academic and extracurricular pursuits.
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