The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The Career Resource Center
  2. 2
    The plethora of student organizations
  3. 3
    Smart, interesting students
  4. 4
    The fashion shows
  5. 5
    Great professors
  6. 6
    The plays
  7. 7
    The variety of majors
  8. 8
    The music scene
  9. 9
    The town of New Paltz and the local atmosphere of the Hudson Valley
  10. 10
    Attractive students

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
87% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
73% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
68% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
67% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
71% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
59% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Allergies: the one downside of spring in the Hudson Valley
  2. 2
    Industrial architecture
  3. 3
    Cold, snowy days during the winter
  4. 4
  5. 5
    On-campus eateries
  6. 6
    More girls than guys
  7. 7
    Administration bureaucracy/red tape
  8. 8
    Rules about drinking on campus
  9. 9
    Class availability
  10. 10
    Sports aren't all that popular.

Facts & Statistics

Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,554.
Good Luck Finding a Part-Time Job
Employment services are not available for students.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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