SUNY New Paltz

1,236 reviews
  1. New Paltz, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
SUNY New Paltz is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

SUNY New Paltz Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
1030-1200
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,750/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,551/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,014/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,151/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,820/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,425/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,097Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Theres a lot of different people
    34%
  • Hippie
    34%
  • Hipster
    13%
  • Individual
    6%
  • Quiet
    6%
  • Spontaneous!
    3%
  • Spunky
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Unique
    35%
  • Great location
    30%
  • Artsy
    15%
  • Challenging
    10%
  • Cute
    5%
  • Sub par
    5%
  • Beautiful location, artsy, friendly
    0%

After SUNY New Paltz

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

1,236 reviews
  • Excellent
    176
  • Very Good
    466
  • Average
    491
  • Poor
    64
  • Terrible
    21
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 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