Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeA-
SUNY New Paltz is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
State University of New York Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
After SUNY New Paltz
- Very Good466
New Paltz has a wonderful atmosphere, amazing people, and is always interesting. My only complaints are the campus food and the administration that doesn't always represent the students as they should be.
- 23 hours ago
This place is terrible. They make it seem like it will be rainbows and sunshine, but it is not. I was so unbelievably depressed there that I almost killed myself. Left mid-semester because I was so depressed and am now at a school that I love. It was not me; it was New Paltz. I know of so many people who hated it and left just like I did. New Paltz ruined my life.
- Niche User
- 1 day ago
New Paltz is truly an amazing place. The location is prime- it's so close to the mountains and everything in town is relatively close enough that you don't need a car. The public transportation also makes it easy to get around town and across the river. As a female, I haven't felt unsafe walking around campus or town at night. While there are a lot of hipster kids and hippies, I found many students and people of New Paltz to have an accepting view of nontraditional lifestyles and ways of thinking, and a generally liberal mindset. While there are some sports teams and greek life, it is significantly less represented at New Paltz than at other schools, which was something I really liked. Additionally, there are a number of awesome professors here that you will have greater opportunity to become close with -given the small class sizes.
- Recent Alumnus
- 1 month ago