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State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
SUNY New Paltz, founded in 1828, is a public, multipurpose institution of arts and sciences. In a world made small by technology, it serves as a model for other institutions. Through curriculum and cultural experiences, the college reaches out to bridge the gaps that separate the world community and to serve the growing number of students seeking study and career opportunities in the international field. The catalog lists more than 100 courses with an international focus, and the range of faculty expertise is impressive. In addition to a resident faculty drawn from many nations, a visiting faculty from such countries as China, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy and Korea provides unique perspectives to a student's education. Its 216-acre campus is located in New Paltz, 75 miles from Albany.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,717
   Women 4,148 (61.8%)
   Men 2,569 (38.2%)
Graduate Students 911
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 43% of 14,042 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 549 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 548 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $22,260
Out-of-state: $32,110
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,760
Out-of-state: $17,610
  Room and Board $12,000
Average Percent of Need Met 57%
Average Freshman Award $11,489
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 360
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
New Paltz Population 6,924
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Hawk
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.8% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
18.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 53.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%