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Freshman Fast Facts


SUNY Plattsburgh enrolls nearly 1,100 freshmen each year.

Freshman Fast Facts


Learn more about the academic interests, geographic locations and the overall composition of the 2017 freshman class.

Freshman Academic Profile


  • High School Average (out of 100): 85-91
  • SAT Range (out of 1600): 1060-1180
  • ACT Range (out of 36): 21-25
Top Ten Majors
  1. Undeclared
  2. Psychology
  3. Biomedical Sciences
  4. Nursing
  5. Criminal Justice
  6. Childhood/Special Education B.S./M.S.Ed.
  7. Business Administration
  8. Biology
  9. Computer Science
  10. Accounting
Freshman Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • 2/3 of all new freshmen receive institutional aid for a total of $2.9 million.
  • 50% of all new freshmen receive an institutional scholarship for a total of $1.84 million.

Freshman Geographic Profile

Regional Breakdown
  1. New York City: 29%
  2. North Country: 19%
  3. Long Island: 16%
  4. Capital District: 14%
  5. Hudson Valley: 12%
  6. Central/Western: 6%
  7. Out-of-State: 4%
Top Ten Counties (in NY)
  1. Clinton
  2. Bronx
  3. Suffolk
  4. Kings
  5. Nassau
  6. Saratoga
  7. New York
  8. Queens
  9. Westchester
  10. Albany
Top Five States
  1. Vermont
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Jersey
  5. Maryland, New Hampshire, and Michigan (tied)
Top Five Countries
  1. Vietnam
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Trinidad and Tobago
  4. Peru
  5. Nepal
  • Approximately 9% of our freshman students come from out-of-state or are international students.

Freshman Diversity Profile

(Domestic Students Only)
  1. White, Non-Hispanic: 57%
  2. Hispanic: 17%
  3. Black, Non-Hispanic: 17%
  4. Asian: 5%
  5. American Indian/Native American: <1%
  6. Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
  7. Other: <1%
  • Nearly 40% of the freshman class self-identifies as being Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or other.
  • Approximately 51% of the freshman class self-identifies as being a first generation student - the first person in their family to pursue a bachelor's degree.
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