New Paltz, NY
State University of New York at New Paltz


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Recent Reviews

DALEXIS
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's great. I feel extremely safe on campus and it is a great community to be a part of. It feels like a little home. When I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's great. I feel extremely safe on campus and it is a great community to be a part of. It feels like a little home. When I was transitioning from living at home to living on my own one thing that comforted me was the fact that I wouldn't be alone and I would always have some people that have the same interests as me.

Kaitlin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have enjoyed my first year at SUNY New Paltz. I wanted a school that was not too far from the city, but far enough that it ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have enjoyed my first year at SUNY New Paltz. I wanted a school that was not too far from the city, but far enough that it does not feel like the city. The town has many cute shops and places to go out to eat. There are also many different clubs and opportunities to get involved on campus.

Amy Lynn
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The campus is a little meh (the buildings are all quite old, and not recently updated), but everything else is great! The cul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is a little meh (the buildings are all quite old, and not recently updated), but everything else is great! The culture's a bit on the crunchier side, and you're going to encounter a lot of modern "hippies." Great school for psychology, education, and the arts.

Savannah
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I believe SUNY New Paltz is a community based environment full of both academic and artistic opportunities for all students. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe SUNY New Paltz is a community based environment full of both academic and artistic opportunities for all students. The campus weighs heavily on creative aspects, however, has great programs and opportunities for STEM students. The campus is beautiful and gives a very home like vibe to all who attend. The surrounding area is also very community based and welcomes all from the college. SUNY New Paltz holds potential for many students and is a great start to a bright future.

Emily
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I am a current student at SUNY New Paltz. As a student here, I find the campus atmosphere to be very welcoming and safe as a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a current student at SUNY New Paltz. As a student here, I find the campus atmosphere to be very welcoming and safe as a female first-year student. I live on campus in one of the residence halls in the Parker Quad, and while they aren't the newest buildings, they aren't the worst on campus. There are plenty of student groups and clubs to get involved with, as well as plenty of intramural sports teams. The town of New Paltz is kind of small, but as someone from a basically non-existent town, I find it to be sufficient. Overall, I really like SUNY New Paltz, and I think it is a wonderful school.

Angela
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I love New Paltz because it is a very artistic school. Many art classes are offered here that are different and unusual. Ever...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love New Paltz because it is a very artistic school. Many art classes are offered here that are different and unusual. Everyone is included and all of the students are extremely nice to one another. There is a good vibe all around. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. The academics are extremely important to the school and the students. Professors are very nice and always available.

Tiana
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I love this school. I even became a tour guide to show other people how great this place is. It was my first choice college a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. I even became a tour guide to show other people how great this place is. It was my first choice college and I don't regret coming here ever, it is incredibly overpriced though. Way too expensive for my taste, but I love this place so much I am staying despite struggling financially.

Anon
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SUNY New Paltz carries a pretty decent reputation with the likes of other high-ranking SUNY schools like Geneseo, Binghamton ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SUNY New Paltz carries a pretty decent reputation with the likes of other high-ranking SUNY schools like Geneseo, Binghamton and Stony Brook. However, my last two and a half years here have been anything but spectacular and I feel like I'm living in a pseudo-liberal dystopia. My mental health has taken a serious toll attending this school, as it feels like I'm in high school again with all the cliquey groups of people along with petty, immature behavior from students. Students will preach liberalism and attempt to signal their virtue as much as possible, but will still show signs of racism and discrimination. People act very fake here, and care more about looking cool than having a genuine good time. There is NO school spirit, no football team, and the campus is mostly white females from Long Island. With that in mind, it is extremely hard to relate to people if you're not rich, preppy, or from LI/NYC. If you're introverted and not a super liberal hipster, this school will wear on you very fast. People stare a lot, judge even more, and are overall usually very toxic. I do not expect to be coddled for four years, but some respect never hurt anyone. I am outcasted for my withdrawn behavior, minding my business, and not dressing ostentatiously. There is no acceptance for anyone that's not liberal, rich, or from lower NY or even New Jersey (gross). This school preaches a lot, but seldom practices what they preach. The village is inundated with wealthy yuppies on weekends, and they will judge you just as harshly. I once had an altercation with a woman in the village because I was "in her way" and she made fun of my clothing that day. Lesson learned that day: conform to the standards of wealthy Manhattan residents and never ever be less affluent than them. Jokes aside, New Paltz can be a nasty town that is extremely overrated, just like the university.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SUNY New Paltz is what I consider to be a great school. It's large enough that there will always be new faces to see but smal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SUNY New Paltz is what I consider to be a great school. It's large enough that there will always be new faces to see but small enough to make you feel comfortable. Although there are very small amount of places to eat at on campus and the food itself needs some work, every other thing about New Paltz is great. I would recommend this school to people who are specially into nature and liberal politics.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the State University of New York at New Paltz is that the campus, students, staff, and outside social l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of the State University of New York at New Paltz is that the campus, students, staff, and outside social life is amazing. There is no other college I am considering because of the wonderful first and second impression I have had in my own personal opinion.

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