SUNY New Paltz Description

The SUNY College in New Paltz, New York, is committed to creating an intellectual public community by offering high quality liberal arts programs to students of all social and economic backgrounds.

The school honors its commitment to establishing a diverse community by encouraging students to live on campus. This allows students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom by getting involved in the exciting student life opportunities that New Paltz offers. More than 100 student clubs and organizations exist to enhance your education and connect you with both like-minded students and those with different interests.

Less than two hours outside of campus is New York City, where students can take advantage of the many educational, cultural and historical opportunities, as well as its many restaurants, exciting nightlife and unique shops.

Academics offered at SUNY are broad in range. Five schools within SUNY New Paltz have programs for you:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Education
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Business
  • Science and Engineering

Admissions are determined by the quality and strength of your high school career, ACT/SAT scores, personal essay and letter of recommendation you submit.

Tuition is set lower for New York residents.

Students who complete a FAFSA will be considered to receive federal financial aid through the form of Pell grants and loans.

Quick Facts about SUNY College at New Paltz

Region

Northeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Hawks

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$5,270

Out-of-State Tuition

$14,320

Retention Rate

87%

Enrollment

8,010

Year Established

1828

SUNY New Paltz Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  1 review
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67% of students gave SUNY College at New Paltz 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I really liked the size of the school. It wasn't too big but yet not too small and close to home if i needed to come home for the weekend. The surrounding town also seemed to have alot to offer. A little gem tuked away.

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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SUNY New Paltz Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
6,707
Freshman Class
1,341
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
8,010

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
84%
Graduate
16%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
86%
Part-Time
14%

Gender of Students

Women
63%
Men
37%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
9%
African American
4%
Caucasian
62%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
21%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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