SUNY New Paltz Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
New Paltz, NY
Website
www.newpaltz.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
6,091
Part-Time Undergrads
482
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$6,758
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,008
Room & Board
$10,084
Acceptance Rate
40 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1560–1830
Average ACT Scores
23–26

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The Career Resource Center
  • The plethora of student organizations
  • Smart, interesting students
  • The fashion shows

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Allergies: the one downside of spring in the Hudson Valley
  • Industrial architecture
  • Cold, snowy days during the winter
  • Parking

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

SUNY New Paltz Student Reviews

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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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