Location
New Paltz, NY
Undergrads
6,091
Tuition (in-state)
$16,008 ($6,758)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 814 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I got better financial aid than I did at my previous school. However, I was disappointed I didn't get a little bit more considering my very strong grades and graduating with my associates degree with high honors. I have yet to accept my financial aid.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: For a somewhat small school there are definitely options. I wish I had time to dedicate to softball in the school, but athletics are prominent in the school.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are choices and apartments near the campus. Apartments are just made to be so unaffordable for college students these days. Its definitely something I know I can't afford.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few choices. The typical fast food restaurants. A few good diners, and one very good italian restaurant. Very affordable for college students and right around the corner from the campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There were always many choices to pick from, burgers, wraps, salads, etc. But, they weren't always the best. I found soup was a good go-to and liked them.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I live off campus, and I'll only be transferring to the college in the fall. I have been on campus a few times and it seems like a very safe and clean environment.

College Junior

Greek Life: I attended a community college, no sororities or fraternities.

5 College Junior

Academics: I had no complaints with my college. I loved the professors and with taking 60+ credits in two years I only had two professors who I strongly disliked or had problems with. The rest I strongly connected with and learned a lot from. It was definitely great, especially with such a big transition from high school to college. I had many of classes to choose from, and registration was always quick and easy. The work load was typical for a college. We had peer tutors who were always available if people needed help in a certain class.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being an education major there are only a few education professors on campus, so I really got to know them and they really got to know me. It was awesome. I loved the connection and the close bond and being able to go to them for absolutely anything, even classes out of the education field.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is definitely a high diverse population in the college I had attended for the past two years. The professors were always open to the strong diversities and it showed in class. It was great to see different point of views in a class such as history classes, especially if there were people who lived through certain events in their heritages or ethnicities and could offer those personal stories to the classes. I felt that my diverse populations for education really taught me a lot about diversities in education such as race, gender, and incomes.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife is usually fun, depending on the party. But a lot of the people I hang out with do small parties at their houses which makes it just as enjoyable.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: When it's sunny and warm, it's beautiful and enjoyable. Everyone is outside. Even when it's cold and rainy, there is always a way to enjoy the day.

4 College Senior

Diversity: there are a number of diverse groups on campus. We are very accepting, and each group promotes their beliefs in a respectful manner

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3 College Senior

Athletics: We have some good teams - volleyball and women's basketball, in particular - but we are a typical D3 school

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3 College Senior

Transportation: We have a bus that goes around town. We also have taxis. I have a car, but things are accessible via foot.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: We have a 2 strike policy. Some think it is unfair, but I think it's acceptable.

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4 College Junior

Majors: theyre a bit challenging but thats because theyre so good

really preparing you for your future.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: bouton hall is convenient. close to food and classes

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: visitation rules are decent..probably b.c no one follows them anyway. they have a strict marijuana policy though.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: um, its okay. nothing too spectacular.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its an annoying process and the landlords around here can really be a pain, but living off campus is really worth it. Most things in this town are within walking distance, unless you get a place far from the center of town. The prices are a bit high, but I suppose that's the price you pay to live in a college town. You really have to check out the place before you sign a lease. I've seen some awful looking apartments and some beautiful ones.There are a lot of options, even if it doesn't seem that way. Check them out!

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Vegetarian heaven. There are a ton of places to eat in town and they all recognize dietary restrictions like vegetarianism or veganism. There are so many restaurants within walking distance with a wide variety of options.

5 College Senior

Diversity: New Paltz is a very accepting place. Everyone is a little different and there are quite a few who are out of the box, so its not difficult to make friends.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: New Paltz has a bunch of bars, each one with a different atmosphere. I personally gravitate towards the live music events and there are plenty of them.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They do have strict drug and alcohol policies, especially if found in the dorms. Each dorm appears to have their own strictness level when it comes to visitors and noise.

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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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