1,233 reviews
  1. New Paltz, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
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

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

Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Scores Range
1030-1200
ACT Scores Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for SUNY New Paltz

Cost

Net Price
$13,750/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,551/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,014/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,151/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,820/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,425/ 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.82 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,097Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Theres a lot of different people
    34%
  • Hippie
    26%
  • Hipster
    12%
  • LONG ISLAND
    6%
  • Individual
    6%
  • Quiet
    4%
  • Spunky
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.102 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Unique
    25%
  • Great location
    19%
  • Artsy
    17%
  • Friendly community, super artsy, close to the city
    15%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Beautiful location, artsy, friendly
    6%
  • Cute
    4%

After SUNY New Paltz

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
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

SUNY New Paltz Reviews

1,233 reviews
All Categories
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.
New Paltz is a wonderful school with so many opportunities. The class sizes and professor to student ratios are always perfect. And the General Education requirements force you to take classes outside of your major's bubble, so you can make new friends and colleagues!
I love the atmosphere and the location. The town is lovely, and I can easily take a free bus to the grocery store or walk to it. I am in Lenape Hall, which I like because I have my own bathroom that I share with only two other girls. Our suite is divided up into three rooms (study room, bedroom and bathroom), so I can stay up late with the light on in the study room if my roommates go to bed earlier. The classes are small, which is very important to me. Additionally, I am in the honors program, a must for me. And I received New Paltz's Merit-based Presidential Scholarship for $20,000 and the STEM scholarship! The downsides: I haven't really made any friends yet. (I'm a freshman.) But that's probably not the school's fault; I've always been a loner. I am currently a math major, and I really want to double major in sustainability. They problem is that New Paltz does not offer such a major, so I'm very conflicted. The environment is my passion, but the major isn't available. They don't even have an environmental studies major.