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
42%
SAT Range
1025-1210
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for SUNY New Paltz

Cost

Net Price
$13,813/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,839/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,213/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,141/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,518/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,280/ 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.85 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Theres a lot of different people
    32%
  • Hippie
    26%
  • Hipster
    11%
  • LONG ISLAND
    8%
  • Individual
    8%
  • Quiet
    4%
  • Spunky
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Unique
    24%
  • Artsy
    20%
  • Great location
    18%
  • Friendly community, super artsy, close to the city
    14%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Beautiful location, artsy, friendly
    6%
  • Cute
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
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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SUNY New Paltz Reviews

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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.
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New Paltz allows for a great deal of support for the students regeardless of what program the student happens to be connnected to. I appreciate the dynamicism of the different events that happen on campus when you're not happy with one of them you can definitely turn to another that may take your fancy almost immediately. The professors are really kind and understanding of what it is you may be going through, the course & material being covered and just all around aren't just there to teach but actually devote themselves to their students and the subject. The dining hall is great for different kinds of food to eat and the Student Union Building has everything from great services to extraordinary staff that go above and beyond to be able to help students with what they need and it's much appreciated by students such as myself. I've never seen a more connected campus lifestyle.
I am so unbelievably in love with this school. I am the third person from my immediate family going to this school for communications. The student accounts and financial aid offices are so kind. I am currently struggling to afford my fall semester of sophomore year and to have there be a possibility of not being able to go back break s my heart. It is such a diverse and accepting school where everyone is so kind hearted and allows people to be themselves!