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SUNY Plattsburgh sees spike in transfer admissions

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (April 7, 2009) - SUNY Plattsburgh is experiencing a spike in applications from students looking to transfer into one of the 60 majors offered at the four-year comprehensive college. As of March 29, applications from transfer students are up nearly 20% compared to the same time last year.

"In these challenging economic times, the growth in our transfer applications is a recognition of the value that a SUNY Plattsburgh degree offers and an acknowledgement of our tradition of building bridges for transfer students," said Sean Dermody , assistant director for transfer admissions.

SUNY Plattsburgh surged in the most recent rankings by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, which serves as an annual assessment of best values in higher education. For in-state students, SUNY Plattsburgh ranked 79th out of 100 institutions that made the cut. For out-of-state students, the college ranked 62nd out of 100. Last year, the college ranked 97th and 79th for in-state and out-of-state students, respectively.

"While our recommended deadline has passed, many of our academic programs are still able to accommodate students looking to enroll this coming fall," Dermody noted. "If you are a student thinking of transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh, there's still time."

To contact the Office of Admissions at SUNY Plattsburgh, call 518-564-2040 or visit the college's website at www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/transfers.

SUNY Plattsburgh (www.plattsburgh.edu ) was founded in 1889 as a teaching college and in 1948 became an original member of the State University of New York. Under President John Ettling, Ph.D., the four-year comprehensive college now serves 5,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students.

It offers over 60 majors and a wide range of special programs that prepare graduates for professional life and advanced studies through a strong foundation in liberal arts and an experience that celebrates excellence, ethical values, lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in a global community. Situated near Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, and Canada, the college?s unique location provides rich recreational, cultural and educational opportunities.

Today, SUNY Plattsburgh is a thriving campus that has experienced significant growth in student applications, has been named among the top schools in the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

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