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Founded in 1828, State University of New York at New Paltz. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,717 full time undergraduate students, and 911 full time graduate students.
The State University of New York at New Paltz Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 372 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at State University of New York at New Paltz include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SUNY-New Paltz are considered More Selective, with ,50% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 76% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at State University of New York at New Paltz.
114 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
93 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
124 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
132 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
132 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
132 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
133 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
132 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz has been home to me for most of my life. I have found myself traveling across the country a few months ago but nowhere made me feel more at home than New Paltz. I have taken classes at other schools in California and New York but found the teachers at New Paltz the most helpful outside of the classroom.
When I first arrived at SUNY New Paltz as a Freshmen in Fall 2016, I wanted to be a biology major. However, there were a few exams that I had to take in order to be placed into the right math or english class. These exams held me back, as I discovered that my math skills are not up to par, but I also discovered that I could not take biology classes until I took a certain math class. Because of this, I feel like I was discouraged from pursuing biology. I liked Psychology more and thus declared my major as that. I'm now looking to go into Clinical Psychology. Overall, I would say SUNY New Paltz isn't the best place for science majors, but the leadership opportunities here are plentiful and accessible! During my first year, I applied to several leadership positions, met so many wonderful student leaders and peers who are on the same path as me. Now I will be a Community Mentor in Esopus Hall and I can't wait to help future first-year students. SUNY New Paltz does a great job at catering to Freshmen students, which is great! I don't know how my first year at any other college would have been; SUNY New Paltz helped me matured as an adult/leader!
I love the environment and relationships on campus. The town is quiet but beautiful and the people are extremely friendly. You can be yourself completely and we love to party.
I personally like attending SUNY New Paltz to a certain extent. The classes are great and engaging but the campus life is not for everyone. Besides going to classes, there is not much to do on the weekends for introverted people who do not drink, or go out.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for State University of New York at New Paltz is 42%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would have a lot of useful information to share. As a senior in high school I wanted to attend a small private college as a chemistry and biology major. As a freshman in college I did just that. My advice to myself would be to take more time in my decision of which school to attend. I would also tell myself to consider factors such as possibly changing my major, distance from home, and the availability of a wide range of classes. Luckily for me I had the ability and support to transfer colleges and I found my fit at SUNY New Paltz as a psychology major. I would not change my college experience, but being more prepared for the freedom of what I could choose to learn about would be something I would of liked to be more open to during my college search during high school. I would tell myself to be open to the possibility that I have not yet discovered all the passions I have in life just yet.
New Paltz is a unique learning nitch, nessled in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, where passionate, intelligent, open-minded people come to accomplish goals and to expand upon themselves.
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The general attitude of the student body! Students are kind and very accepting, no matter your race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. As long as you want to be here, you are welcomed.
A student who wants to be in small personal classes with others who share their interests should attend this school. A student who enjoys a small close-knit community campus would enjoy being here. Also any student who would like to be part of a student body that is passionate about community, rights, education, and whatever else is important to them then this school would be the perfect place to continue their education.
If you are interested in a school where you can never possibly know all the students, then New Paltz isn't the place for you. If you aren't passionate about what you're studying or what you want to become (or driven to find that passion), it's probably not a great fit. But it really is the right choice for a very wide variety of people.
New Paltz is in a great location. For people who are used to city life, New Paltz is a big change. It is located in the middle of mountains and neighboring farmland. Even with its very rural environment, New Paltz is very close to the city of Poughkeepsie, and in the middle of Albany and New York City. The people who go to SUNY New Paltz are also very unique; everything from their clothing to their values and ideals. These are people who really want to make a difference and are not afraid of what other people think of them.
My classes were a mix of serious students, people there for the credits/good grade and people going for nap time.
The community feeling of New Paltz. We are one big family, students and professors alike.
SUNY New Paltz is know as one of the best small state schools out there and it deserves that reputation.
Classes that we need to graduate on time fill up too quickly and most of our advisors have no idea what they are talking about
I wish I knew that it was going to be so hard to afford college. Each year the tuition is going up and it is making it very impossible for students like myself to keep going. I have worked hard enough to graduate a semester earlier than I should just so I could try and save myself some money and get a job.
Professors definitely know your name and are eager to help when you need. Small classes give you lots of individual attention. There are a good number of liberal arts requirements that give you a well rounded education and the ability to check out lots of different majors that the school offers and explore interests other than just your major. While I wouldn't call the student body "intellectual" most students had to have an A average to get in here so they are a pretty bright group.
Since New Paltz was named Best Small State School by Newsweek it has taken off big time. The amount of applications and students attending has soared. Lots of really smart kids who are aware of what a gem this school is, with it's great location - 1 1/2 hours drive to NYC, great college town, artsy and creative atmosphere and beatiful mountain surroundings. The size is perfect at 6,000 undergrads. Small class size and supportive administration make for a great school experience.
Stereotype is every where we go. I would be lying if I said that there isn't any stereotype I my school. We all stereotype each other we do it without knowing it sometimes. Some stereotype we have in school here is that the jock all stick together just like the frats too. All the groups stick together and support each other. We think that the jocks are not smart. We think that the frats are players, and they try to mess with the freshman's minds.
The clubs and organizations are popular. It's easy to meet people since it's a close college community. Frats and sororities exist but are not as popular as most other college campuses. There are 3 bars in town that are popular with the students. They have parties and theme nights to attract crowds and offer discounts on drinks. The bars are 21+ so if you don't have an ID your out of luck. There is a lot of other things to do on campus and off though. The schools has concerts, speakers, comedy nights, game nights. A Movie theater in town and in nearby Poughkeepsie and lots of restaurants, coffee houses, local concerts, art galleries, always stuff to do. If you are an outdoors type lots to do in the surrounding area. The outtings club has camping, white water rafting and other adventure trips. The wellness center has hiking, kayaking, camping, rock climbing trips. There's a rock climbing club. There are festivals, crafts fairs, art exhibits, all kinds of local events. The town gets really packed on weekends in the nicer weather with tourists and outdoor rec types who love the area.
There are thirteen coed residence halls on the New Paltz campus.Students to choose from a variety of living options, including contract study, corridor or suite style, or special interest group housing. Each residence hall offers a number of student free oriented facilities and services including a laundry room, computer terminals, a main meeting lounge for hall government meetings and activities, and a study lounge. Each hall also has at least one television lounge, a kitchenette area and microwaves.
No! While you can find some pretty crazy offbeat types, the majority of students are fun, friendly, normal and down to earth.
That SUNY New Paltz is only for artsy, hippie types who are into drugs, piercings and tattoos.
I personally find it easy to get work done in my dorm room. On the other hand my roommate prefers the library and computer labs. Others also enjoy sitting on a bench outside or getting work in a lounge. We have options.The best place to study and get work done varies from person to person but I can assure that everyone finds their comfort spots quickly.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
90% of students
attending State University of New York at New Paltz receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 60% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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