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6,091
Tuition (in-state)
$16,533 ($7,083)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 841 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The campus isn't that strict, but there are still rules and you need to be respectful!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my school. It's just right for me- classes are small and the programs are great. And the city is AMAZING!

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not really involved with it!

3 College Senior

Athletics: I think the school is known more for it's culture and atmosphere than for sports and athletics.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: New Paltz is an amazing city with an atmosphere that's all its own.

3 College Senior

Majors: I had a decent internship at a local firm that the career center recommended. I wish I had gotten more experience from it, but it was a lot of paper shredding and answering phones.

4 College Senior

Majors: The mathematics program is difficult- the professors give you little guidance. However, the education program is AMAZING. I am really learning so much and feel prepared for my future in the education program. I also have a BS in Accounting from New Paltz, and the school of business is on point! I couldn't have asked for more from them.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety and security are great on my campus, but every single fall there is an attempted rape either on campus or near campus. However, campus security always alerts us quickly.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are SO MANY options to rent a spot off-campus, many which are walking distance to the school and Main Street where all of the action is. Prices are reasonable, and you can always find a room or apartment to rent somewhere!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are AMAZING off campus options, all in walking distance from the school. New Paltz is a very eclectic city with everything from organic, vegan, farm fresh, Chinese, sushi, pizza, delis, bakeries, Italian, etc. spots to eat!

3 College Junior

Athletics: I am lucky to have my own off-campus gym membership.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food choices are awesome. It's hard sometimes to get to the dining hall in the SUB before it closes.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: New Paltz has many fun bars and club nights, DJing, bands, 80s nights, and pure fun. Happy Hours as well.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's tough to find a good off-campus apartment and/or house. However, there are flyers in ShopRite, newspaper ads, ads around campus, etc. I believe there is some off-campus housing resources at school as well.

4 College Junior

Majors: It was easy. I am a transfer student and a lot of my credits transferred along with me! I think the most important criteria for admission was a - my grade point average and b - my enthusiasm.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet. But there is a separate website for internship postings and they email us quite frequently on new internships and opportunities.

5 College Junior

Diversity: New Paltz is EXTREMELY diverse and very open. It is extremely laid back including the employees, professors, advisors. It has a lot of diverse clubs and affiliations. I enjoy it tremendously.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People don't really go out to games and there's no homecoming or anything, not a big sports school

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: with at least one kind of restaurant of each kind of food theres a great variety and excellent vegan and vegetarian choices

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's not the best selection but there is a little bit for everyone

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls are friendly and the guys tend to be loud obnoxious douchebags

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There seems to be a decline in minorities but other than that it's a diverse campus which leads to an open minded environment.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The environments depend on the specific building and it's residents but for the most part it's an average experience.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There isn't too much to do in terms of shopping because of small overpriced boutiques but otherwise it's a good college town.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very little crimes occur on campus due to light posts we have with emergency buttons all over campus and an escort service after dark

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Samuel Borenzweig
Hometown
New York City
Major
Philosophy
Grad Year
2012
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Most students love going to school at New Paltz. They love the professors, their fellow students, the town and local atmosphere, and the close proximity to Hudson Valley nature. SUNY New Paltz isn't so big that students are in huge classes where they feel like numbers, and it's not so small that kids get stir crazy or catty.

One of the coolest things about New Paltz is the diversity. There are tons of different kinds of people from really different backgrounds—whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, hipsters from the city, bros from Long Island, stoners, workaholics—everyone lives and interacts harmoniously. You can basically do whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as you stay on top of your schoolwork. If you want to learn and contribute to a cultural and educational hub of the Hudson Valley, you will love New Paltz.

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