New Paltz, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,008 ($6,758)
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Reviews 769 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I always receive emails from the school about a talk about diversity coming up. Apparently some racist or prejudicial things happen on campus. I have never witnessed it and think that my friends are a range or religions and ethnicities, we all get along just fine.

College Freshman

Athletics: I'm a bookworm so I haven't given any attempt to get involved in the sports. I do know that we don't have a football team but nobody seems to want one. I like that I don't get guilted into attending sporting events, you can if you want to but no one will bother you about it if you don't.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: My major is management and I have a good amount of work but its usually not overwhelming. There are a lot of job opportunities and internship options. The business school makes sure you know what you're doing and makes sure you know what classes you need to take to achieve your degree. I don't mind going to class, and there are some interesting GE's to take.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not a lot of african americans, there are a good amount of asians. Many people here are gay/lesbians but its totally accepted. It's a very friendly environment.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything is within walking distance. I took the shuttle once to the train station and it was free for students.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are bars in town, and house parties. Tuesday is a big night because most people don't have class on wednesday.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The business school is fantastic, sometimes professors are hard to understand but you have to know who to take. New Paltz has a great art and teaching program as well.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are endless dining options off campus. Most have gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options if you want to live off campus. Most juniors and seniors live off. All housing is pretty close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Spring and Fall are warm and comfortable. Winter is like any other New England winter. This year we got a lot of snow.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus is the perfect size where the dorms are in good proximity to food, athletic center, and classes. College Hall is the farthest from everything though.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are there if you need them. The town is very very safe, and if I HAVE to walk alone at night I don't feel too nervous about it. During the day there is nothing to worry about ever.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers are usually not free during the day, if you want to print before class go 20 mins early

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town has plenty of things to do. Mohonk mountian house, lake minnewaska and high falls are within 15 minutes of campus. They have hiking, swimming, and preserves. The scenery is gorgeous in the spring and fall. Everyone is friendly. There are a lot of hippies but it gives the school character. Everyone loves to be outside in the spring and fall.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: did not go through process

3 College Freshman

Athletics: They have the tools but not the people.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is usually very easy to find someone who has a room available.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you live in the older dorms, they can be pretty terrible. Some don't have A/C. Otherwise, the newer dorms available now are pretty nice.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You can definitely walk around campus with ease. The loop is free if you want to get to town, however it is limited during the winter season.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They usually will just warn you if you actually did something wrong.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being an engineering major, there are a lot of small classes. You do get the attention from professors because of it.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The Wifi here can be unreliable at times - especially in one of the dorms. Always use ethernet!

3 College Freshman

Weather: There is the occasional snow storm that cancels school. It does get really cold at times over the winter season.

4 College Student

Majors: I'm a freshman, and I have upperclassmen friends. They love being in the major they're in.

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3 College Student

Majors: Sometimes the offices took a long time to get back to me.


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Samuel Borenzweig
New York City
Grad Year
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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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