B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
SUNY New Paltz is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
From SUNY New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging, and supportive environment where you get a degree from a highly selective university and an education rich in experiences that will last a lifetime. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path, and to find your voice.

SUNY New Paltz Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
April 1
Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$14,605/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,254/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,992/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,547/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,556/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,193/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Theres a lot of different people
    31%
  • Hippie
    25%
  • Hipster
    11%
  • LONG ISLAND
    7%
  • Individual
    7%
  • Dedicated
    4%
  • Quiet
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Unique
    23%
  • Artsy
    19%
  • Great location
    17%
  • Friendly community, super artsy, close to the city
    13%
  • Beautiful location, artsy, friendly
    8%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Sub par
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
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I've loved every minute of being a student here. I feel like it really is possible to do whatever makes you happy without being judged. I'm not the typical sorority girl at all, but I am in a sorority here. I also do theatre, and these don't conflict at all! The sojourner truth library is pretty much my second home at this point considering how much time I spend there. The campus is incredibly beautiful and I find myself amazed at it every day.The classrooms are well kept and the professors are all incredible. The work load is rigorous but definitely manageable. The food is not always the best, but after your freshman year when you change your meal plan it gets significantly better. The night life isn't dead as some other posts said, you just have to know of what's going on! There's always either a frat party or a house show going on! On that note, you could also probably get into p&gs bar using a Pokémon card.
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The school has great academics but the night life here is non existent on the weekends i find myself in my room watching netflix. I didn't pay to go away to school to sit in my room. If you are used to a fast pace life get ready to just be absolutely bored. Everybody goes home most weekends leaving the campus dead. The school doesn't provide any interesting activities for it's students. Most activities are centered around LGBTQ and diversity topics which is perfectly fine just not my type of thing. The people are very close to their niches so if you don't click with anybody within your first week you're screwed. The nearest mall is a half hour away the town gets boring very quickly with only restaurants and bars. Everybody goes to a bar so if you don't have fake don't even waste your time here. There is absolutely so school spirit or excitement. I am deff looking into transferring asap!
Great school! Excellent academics, safe and thriving community, awesome town. The classes are usually 20-40 students. The professors are reachable and friendly (most of the time, at least). Absolutely beautiful location in the Shawangunk mountains, with lots of hiking and nature activities nearby. The town of New Paltz is very artsy; lots of amazing restaurants and cute shops. The area is fairly safe too. However, some of the roads can get pretty bad in the winter.