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.