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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The scenery is perfect. It's like a breath of fresh air (if you minus the smell of weed...) when you compare this area to long island. It's great to be yourself, but it can seem sorta click-y at times.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Perfect atmosphere for me personally. I love it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the scenery of my school. This school makes me feel homey and comfortable. Everyone always has a smile on their face which contributes to the school being so welcoming. What makes my school unique would definitely be the fashion shows that they hold on campus. All the people who attend, dress up nicely and appropriately and just enjoy watching their friends walk the runway. It's truly a great event. I would definitely choose this school over again. I came in as a computer science major, now I am undecided but leaning towards mathematics and finance.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is fairly nice compared to where I grew up an hour more upstate. The scenery is beautiful. However, they could improve on their financial aid package and installing more AC. They should use some of that rising tuition money and invest it on something. The school is a lot older than most SUNY schools.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will never forget the experience I had when I went to visit SUNY New Paltz. The atmosphere made me feel like I was home. I had been currently debating between New Paltz and another school, but once I arrived at New Paltz I had no problem deciding where I wanted to attend school in the fall of 2015.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at SUNY New Paltz are pretty decent but nothing fancy. The social atmosphere is great as everyone is so fun and welcoming. Your privacy is definitely respecting and it's easy to get used to living in such an environment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I heard the off-campus housing are very good and that the more students you move in with, the less expensive it's.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are really good and it helps students to have a night of fun after a hard day. Not all the parties give alcohol to the students, most of the times the ask for ID to make sure they are not underage.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options are average, they have some good but not very healthy food. The only bad thing it's that most of the restaurants close very and stop delivering very early.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The camps strictness it's average. They are very strict with the use of alcohol and drugs, if any underage students it's seen drink he or she will face big consequences.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Personalty, I don't like the food and the dining options. The food in Hasbrouck it's not as good as the one from Oscars and the SUB, you have more variety in the SUB and Hasbrouck.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My experience with the financial aid process was not as hard as I expected to be because I have an adviser that helped me with the process. But the financial aid office it's very helpful too, the people in there are always there to assist you.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus it's a great experience. Campus it's very diverse and you have the opportunity of getting to know people from different places. Not all the dorms are the same, some are bigger and complex. But in overall, the campus it's great and the people are really nice.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Its okay as long as you complete the FAFSA

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Overall it is okay. There are no options if you are a freshman you have to have the unlimited Hasbrouck plan. The upperclassmen meal plans, like the 5 meal a week worked well for me.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: They are currently renovating many dorms, showing great improvement.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I wish there would be more free parties instead of having to pay overtime one went out

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There all different types of food and all different prices

3 College Freshman

Administration: It;s pretty average compared to other schools

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish they would offer more scholarship opportunities

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It all depends on where you want to live

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It all depends where you go.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's fun being near all your friends but I wish they would update or renovate some of the dorm buildings

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are decent foods at locations around campus but there are difficult and unnecessary expensive costs.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I found the dorming life to be a wonderful place to really get closer and understand different people. There are dorms that are more inconvenient due to personal reasons, but overall each dorm has its benefits. The social atmosphere in the dorms are all different due to the usual group of people that dorm there, but overall everyone is very friendly and accepting of each other. The cost of dorming is not too bad, and the selection of rooms is something tricky the first time but afterwards is something that is much easier.

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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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