SUNY College at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)

New Paltz, NY

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Special Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Music Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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SUNY New Paltz Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave SUNY College at New Paltz 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

New Paltz is the only school which offers a masters in my field of study. It is one of the first suny schools to even offer the field of music therapy. The size of the classes seemed just right and even offered internships.

Academics Rating

SUNY New Paltz Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.20
Retention Rate 87%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • UN Semester
  • Other: New York legislative semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at SUNY College at New Paltz

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 37%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 60%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 37%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 60%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 84
  • Asian: 5
  • Latino: 4
  • Unknown and Other: 4
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 84
Asian 5
Latino 4
Unknown and Other 4
African American 3

Faculty at SUNY College at New Paltz

Total Faculty 651
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 945
Male Faculty 292
Part-Time Professors 381
Women Faculty 359

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