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Reviews 1188 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Student

Greek Life: They are all very sweet and welcoming. They don't treat you differently if you are not involved.

5 College Student

Athletics: I love the sports teams. I am involved in athletics and I enjoy going to other games.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I am on the softball team and I made many new friends. I learned a lot from my teachers and they really helped me out a lot.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's only two 18+ clubs in town. They're segregated by the types of people who go there. Your best bet is to hit up a club if it's an after party for an event on campus.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best parties are off-campus house parties. Depending on which hall you live in you can have a great night if you pregame in your room when the RAs aren't too strict about quiet hours.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are mostly supportive. They're not pushovers but they want to see you do well.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There's 80% white people on campus. 70% women. It's hard to find people to relate to because of this.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've been offered cocaine before. I heard of freshman popping pills. Drinking is common and it's common for students to have fake IDs.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: i don't care about geeks

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school tries to stop drug/alcohol use in dorms to save their own asses, not for the students. Students still receive gigantic punishments for minor offenses

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had several good experiences, although I still can't see myself anywhere else, I wish the math department didn't completely suck, and some of the music professors shouldn't be allowed to teach anyone anything

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have applied year afterror year for work study jobs and never even gotten a single reply

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is close to my classes, but my hall is unruly and always smells of Marijuana or vomit and the water fountain is constantly clogged because people dump food in it

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are few Greek organizations and all of them are very serious about their reputation and I would never join a group because they have strange practices that would offend me

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I use the gym almost daily and the gym is never as clean as I would like, people don't clean up after they use machines

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not happy with the student body, most of the student body are over entitled people who still act like children and it is very hard to find people with the same mindset as me

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Lenape hall which is nice because there are private bathrooms, but other dorms in the Hasbrouck quad have asbestos which is awful. Some are being renovated though which is good.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: I went to the gym once and it was good. They have treadmills and ellipticals and stuff like that.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's an alright school. The theatre department is nice, but I feel that they're changing it too rapidly. The theatre faculty is great. The food here is terrible, but it is a SUNY so what do you expect? Everyone here is nice, but very cliquey, so it's a bit difficult to make friends. The town is great though and has amazing restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe at the campus because it is small

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Teachers are very knowledgeable and friendly

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Graphic design program is big at this school

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are really small, and not too clean.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't as much as a big thing as other schools

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone is passionate about their sports teams as well as their art programs.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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