From the School

New Paltz, a public institution founded in 1828, has an undergraduate enrollment of 6,685 and a graduate enrollment of 1,082. Students of color comprise more than 25 percent of our diverse campus population, and our student body represents 59 foreign countries. With a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, more than 90 percent of classes have less than 40 students, and 73 percent contain less than 30 students.

Overview

Applicants
13,541
Acceptance Rate
44%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
37%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 610
SAT Math
520 - 610
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

Fifteen percent of New Paltz students participate in Study Abroad programs on six of the seven continents, compared to the national four-year college average of 1 percent.

The First-Year Initiative program at New Paltz is reflective of the living-learning communities that college freshmen are choosing to live in nationwide. The FYI places first-year students in residence halls where half the students in the building are fellow first-year students. These students also take courses in common during the fall semester.

New Paltz features a small Honors program, consisting of about 160 students. Once admitted, Honors students take special interdisciplinary seminars which emphasize dialogue, debate and discussion rather than lecture.

Students Say

One of SUNY’s historically creative schools, New Paltz is located just a couple hours north of New York City and has preserved a quirky, artsy vibe that draws students year in and year out and teaches them “what it means to be a critical thinker and a careful caretaker of the natural beauty that surrounds us.” The “affordable” school “prides itself on its diversity and offers classes that reflect this diversity and promote acceptance,” and offers a notably strong majors in business and various arts. For those who go here, the school “is all about teaching, having fun, and making your time here the best it can possibly be.” Professors are “very helpful and always there for their students.” “Even if I am not completely interested in the subject, they find ways to engage their students,” says a sophomore Media Management major. “They are wonderfully enthusiastic about their jobs“ and “make their classes challenging without making them impossible.” The diversity of classes gives people a “variety of majors to explore,” and because class sizes are on the smaller side professors “can give individualized attention.” “I could be sitting in a lecture at one moment, and the next, I'll be reviewing my grades over dinner and a movie,” says a freshman. Whether you study the arts, business, education, or psychology, “New Paltz is a place to grow in a nurturing community,” and a place where “every voice is heard.” There is a “great amount of help” offered in regards to finding internships and study abroad opportunities (“The list never ends”), and the staff in general are “very nice and understanding.” “The career resource center is extremely helpful.” “When I first took a tour it felt like home from the moment I stepped on campus. It was so welcoming and peaceful that I knew I belonged here,” says a happy student.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
649
with Terminal Degree
354

367
Women
282
Men
86
Minority
23
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Robert Kyncl
'95 Global Head of Content YouTube

Maurice Hinchey
'68 Former member, US House of Representatives

Brian McShane
'74 President, Advertising Checking Bureau

Hernan Rincon
'76, President of Microsoft Latin America

Michael Badalucco
'76 1999 Best Supporting Actor for his role on "The Practice"

Dr. Jane Delgado
'73 President and CEO National Alliance for Hispanic Health

James Dolan
'79 President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Executive Chai

Overview

From The School

According to 2012-2013 figures, undergraduate tuition for New York State residents is $16,842 per year, which includes fees, room, and board. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition, also including fees, room, and board, is $26,092 per year.

New York State resident graduate tuition is $4,685 per semester ($9,370 per year). Non-New York State graduate tuition is $8,340 per semester ($16,680 per year). These figures do not include room, board, or fees.

Tuition for the MBA program for New York State residents is $5,565 per semester ($11,130 per year), excluding room, board, and fees. Non-New York State residents’ tuition for the MBA program is $9,160, also excluding room, board, and fees ($18,320 per year).

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Bang For Your Buck

With such a strong internship program (more than 550 students took internships last year), the school has a great reputation among employers, and 98% of internship employers said they would rehire or take another New Paltz intern. New Paltz also offers a CAS Internship Stipend Program (a highly selective and competitive program) to provide a certain number of students with the opportunity to gain valuable experiential education without sacrificing needed income.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,977

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,746

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,395

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,741

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,820
Required Fees
$1,238
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,950

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

The activities offered at New Paltz range from NCAA Division II athletics, more than 130 recognized clubs and organizations, Greek life and nationally renowned fine and performing arts programming. There are also more than 800 leadership opportunities for New Paltz students, including the Emerging Leaders program, where students are encouraged to explore what it means to be an effective leader through hands-on activities, discussion groups and self-reflection.

Students Say

“It is very easy to settle in and find your niche at New Paltz because there are so many people with so many different interests.” The “pile of “positive campus attitudes” and blanket acceptance of anyone “no matter their who they are or where they came from” makes for a “very open and free-spirited” campus. “Students fit in by leaving their dorm room” and “you can literally walk into the quad on a spring day and see a group of jocks playing volleyball, a girl tanning, a hippie blowing bubbles, the extreme croquet society having a game.” Many students are considered “hippies,” and the majority of people here are” very conscious about environmental issues, politics, and human rights,” and “it's easy to have a meaningful conversation.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,570
Out of State
3%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

4.64%
Asian
5.11%
African-American
14.54%
Hispanic
67.15%
Caucasian
6.45%
Unknown
2.44%
International

63% female
37% male
3% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School

Our 216-acre campus in New York State's beautiful Hudson Valley is situated midway between the capital city of Albany and the most dynamic urban center in the world, New York City. The college's unsurpassed location offers not only superb opportunities for local cultural and recreational enjoyment, but also easy access to the world-class connections of the city. Creativity permeates every aspect of campus life at New Paltz, with an air of imagination and inquiry which bridges all academic endeavor.

Students Say

Both the school and the beloved, “welcoming” town comprise “the perfect sized community to fit into and not just be another face in the crowd.” “The people and campus are both positively lovely. I've never encountered a more beautiful combination of the two,” says a student. The campus police “are not out and about looking for trouble, students are not causing trouble” creating “plenty of freedoms and a clean comfortable campus.”The campus is also located so close to the beautiful, “pristine” natural surroundings and town that “it is easy for a student to mix their campus life with town life”; the school is also “very invested [in] residence life” and “really cares about [its] students' experience and well being.” If there’s two things that everyone agrees upon, it’s the need for a revamping of the registration system (class signup is “a frenzy of people”) and the “need to up the ante on the food,” which is “horrible” and falls under an inflexible seeming meal plan. Transfer students also wish they had more (or any) housing options. “Excellent hiking and climbing in state parks and preserves” can be found right next door, and on the other end of the spectrum “there is great and easy transportation to the city.” New Paltz is “a fun town” and many students walk in to go shopping, grab a bite, or to go to music shows at the small bars (though mainly on the weekends). Creating a club is “really easy,” and “there are a lot of organizations, events, and opportunities you can take advantage of.” “Everyone at New Paltz is laid back and seems to just be enjoying life,” and “the best times of the year are the fall and spring when anyone can just be hanging out on the quad.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
84

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
10

4% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Hawks)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Swimming
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Hawks)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups

Sustainability

Green Rating
81

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
53

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
92%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Shana Circe
Recruitment Director

Address
Office of Admissions
100 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2499

Phone
845-257-3201

Email
campustours@newpaltz.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Student Union Building
Athletic and Wellness Center
Sojourner Truth Library
Hasbrouck Dining Hall
Our construction website - http://www.newpaltz.edu/construction/ has the latest information on renovations and new construction happening on campus.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Minnewaska State Park
Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve
Huguenot Street (Oldest Street in America with original houses)
Galleria Mall
Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Fri (some weekends)
8:30 am - 5 pm
845-257-3201

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Selected Sat.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Individual Departments

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
New Paltz Loop Shuttle Bus Service Adirondack/Pine Hill/New York Trailways - buses are available. Also the Metro-North and AmTrak trains. The Stewart International Airport is 17 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take the Interstate 87 (NYS Thruway) to exit 18 (New Paltz), to Rt. 299 West (Main Street), to South Manheim Blvd. (Rt. 32 South), to Main Campus. Entrance is on the right. From the Northeast take the NYS Thruway (I-90) to Albany and then south (I-87) to Exit 18. From Connecticut take I-84 west to exit 7S. Follow sign for NYS Thruway (I-87). Take Thruway north to Exit 18. From New Jersey take the Garden State Parkway to Route 17 (Exit 163). Proceed 14 miles to NYS Thruway north to Exit 18. Alternate route: Via Route 287, go Northwest on State Rte 17 to New York. Take I-287 North to I-87. Go North on I-87 to Exit 18.

Local Accommodations
Econo Lodge Motel: $75- 90 Mohonk Mountain House (5 Star):$374-975 Super 8 Motel Highland: $80-100 Super 8 Motel New Paltz: $75-195 Minnewaska Lodge: $149-269 1850 House and Tavern Rosendale: $159 -249 87 Motel New Paltz: $58-140 Rodeway Inn & Suites New Paltz: $60-90 America's Best Value Inn Highland: $65-95
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Key Stats

13,541
Applicants
6,570
Size
44%
Acceptance Rate
1120
SAT Scores

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