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SUNY New Paltz
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  • 4 Year
  • NEW PALTZ, NY

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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New Paltz is an above-average public college located in New Paltz, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,918 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New Paltz acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Sociology. Graduating 76% of students, New Paltz alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.

About

1 HAWK DRIVE
NEW PALTZ, NY 12561
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY New Paltz Rankings

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SUNY New Paltz Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,079 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,875 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 81 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 102 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 102 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    48%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,918 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
679
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Theres a lot of different people
    33%
  • Hippie
    26%
  • Individual
    10%
  • Hipster
    9%
  • LONG ISLAND
    6%
  • Quiet
    4%
  • Dedicated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 122 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Unique
    21%
  • Friendly community, super artsy, close to the city
    19%
  • Artsy
    16%
  • Great location
    13%
  • Beautiful location, artsy, friendly
    10%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Sub par
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 57 responses

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