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Reviews 1039 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: The deadlines are too short and at inconvenient times and the school does not make it easy to find and apply for them. And when you do apply for them your chances of receiving one are very low, they rarely give scholarships.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The SUB has so many options that are reasonable for people who do not have meal plans as well as Backstage Cafe where they are always really friendly.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus because there is not enough room for transfers to live on campus.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've tried, but never really had any luck

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't tried too many places, but my top 3 are Taco Shack, China House, and Gourmet Pizza (cheese pie $12!)

3 College Junior

Administration: The only complaint I really have is about the lack of the Parking Committee to try and get us more space. We don't have a "Walking Problem" as the Dean likes to say. I would gladly park all the way on Route 32 and walk to Old Library if I didn't have to drag a backpack filled with textbooks & my laptop, an art box full of supplies, and a portfolio that is bigger than I am alllllll the way across campus for 12 HOURS. I'm a commuter and work 2 jobs so I have to cram all my classes into 2 days a week, and have no choice but to carry all my stuff because I don't dorm.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: All the bars are on Main Street, just a short walk from campus. It's the best place to pub crawl because all the bars are right next to/across the street from each other. Not to mention the places for late night food selection ;D

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Stay on top of your FAFSA & any correspondences with any administrators you speak with. They give you the run around, the Financial Aid office sends you to Student Accounts, Student Accounts send you to Records & Registration, Records & Reg sends you to Student Advising. It's a total headache. Not to mention the new rules that TAP put into effect that totally screw you out of money that you were promised and dependent on. FINANCIAL AID IS A JOKE

3 College Junior

Campus Food: They have a variety of places for whatever you're craving, subs, pizza, pasta, burgers, sushi. You can always have something different

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a ton of money to go here, and once you get here, the financial aid people are pretty helpful

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It really depends on who you know, and if you wanna go to the bars or not

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall is a poor step up from middle school lunch

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus now, nor do I plan to in the future, so I haven't looked into the options off campus. My roommate is moving to an apartment above the Groovy Blueberry, a hippie-style store in town. He said the process went quickly and easily.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't usually eat off-campus, but when I do, the food is good, the service is friendly, and all the options are close to the school.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Did you know SUNY New Paltz had the most rug arrests of any college in the ENTIRE COUNTRY in 2013. New Paltz, unlike every other SUNY school only allows 2 strikes, not 3, for drug use on campus. The UPD would rather harass non-violent marijuana users than keep the peace. I'm spreading the word however I can, pot should be legalized 100%. UPD is usually rude and non-effective. Plus they don't obey traffic laws like stop signs, signaling, and speeding. Whatever.

College Freshman

Scholarships: To be honest, my mother handles the financial aid and I just sign the sheets she asks me to. I have no idea, but I do know I receive aid, so I've got that going for me which is nice.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not go to parties. A good night out for me is hours of Netflix. From what I'm told, the party scene is weak, but I honestly don't know.

College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus dining options, run by Sodexo are poor at best. I have the 5 swipe per week plan and I find it incredibly difficult to save enough "dining dollars" to last the semester. Sodexo needs to either increase the amount of swipes at Hasbrouk from five to seven swipes a week or add $300 or more to the amount of dining dollars given to the students. The food itself isn't bad, but it's overpriced and Oscar's especially has poor service. The workers are rude and seem disinterested in helping us, the students/customers. It's a poor business model and students are forced to go there because its the ONLY LATE NIGHT OPTION. Many students want a few more late night options. Also, SUNY New Paltz should have more than one Dining Hall. I have a friend at SUNY Geneseo, which is smaller than New Paltz, and she has better dining options and more dining halls than we do. With all that said, the SUB is the best option on campus without a doubt. The workers there are more friendly and the food is better.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the farthest dorm from the academic concourse, Lenape Hall. It is also one of the two newest (non-renovated) dorms and I love it here! Me and my two roommates have plenty of space and our dorm has air conditioning and the big one, we have our own private bathroom! The RAs are all wonderful and hold programs on a regular basis. Lenape Lions!!!

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know because I am a freshman.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I miss Panera bread, and the prices are ridiculous.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't party, but my friends say they feel like they are in prison whenever they literally just try to have one glass of wine...........

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wasn't even made aware of scholarship options.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really get invited to parties. I would like to be involved in more social gatherings off campus....

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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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