Today is the start of a weekly feature I plan to do! It gives me a reason to look at a different college every week, and hopefully you guys will enjoy reading it!
Okay, so this week is going to feature SUNY Plattsburgh.
‘State University of New York’
Plattsburgh is a small city in New York, and is a branch campus (two separate campuses). It’s a four-year public liberal arts college which means cheaper fees. Happy days.
Their undergraduate enrolment for 2012-2013 was 5,822. Their overall international enrolment totalled 345, representing 63 countries; their 2010 acceptance rate was 48% so it’s a fairly selective school.
To get into Plattsburgh I need a combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1000 out of 1600.
Plattsburgh is located 5 hours north of NYC and an hour away from Quebec. This puts me off little as if I study in New York state, I’d ideally like to be located near the City.
However, the Associate Director for International Admissions e-mailed me, and seemed very keen and friendly. I like that; it’s warming to feel like you’re really valued!
With merit based scholarships, it would cost me $21,000 dollars to attend per academic year. Need-based financial aid is available, so although it seems a huge number, it’s not!
Will I apply to SUNY? Probably not; the location is off putting and I can certainly find many other colleges that will charge me less than half the amount to attend here.
Taken from the SUNY Plattsburgh site:
When you successfully complete your degree here, you will have accomplished many goals and grow in all aspects of your life: intellectually, socially, philosophically, and more.