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Reviews 1198 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is fine, again I don't participate but I do see them around doing events on campus and sometimes in my classes. I can't speak for how difficult or easy it is to join, but no one has anything against them.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not the best to be rating athletics because I take no part beyond the occasional yoga/fitness class, so I am not really paying attention to the quality of our sports teams or facilities. I can confidently say that I am happy with the gym, they offer a lot of classes through the week and the facilities are new and clean.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love New Paltz. The classes are engaging, and I find that the work assigned is consistently fair and appropriate. I have had wonderful professors, with a few exceptions of course but I'm sure this is true for any school. There is only one professor I can think of that I truly disliked. The rest have been helpful and kind. The location is wonderful, the campus is right in town and you can walk anywhere. I have a car, but I'm sure freshmen will find the location convenient. Parties are always walking distance, too. For anything that is not, the cabs charge only $5 to go anywhere in town. I would highly recommend New Paltz for its quality education, diverse student body, and accepting nature. I feel very comfortable going to school here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not too pricey plus it's always clean

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think I will handle most of that work on my own, but im sure the school would help other students in need of assisstence.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in Bevier Hall last semester and it is getting very old and outdated. It is poor quality compared to some of the other housing options. But I moved off campus for next year.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I dont really know much about the Greek Life at New Paltz. Although there are a fair number of Fraternitys and Sororities.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics at New Paltz are quite prominent at the school, our volleyball team recently won the national championship. The facilities are very nice as I am a personal trainer at the Athletic Center.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Professors are very helpful and knowledgeable, although they can be very biased at times.

5 College Student

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

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5 College Student

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

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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.

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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

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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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