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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.

Web Sitewww.newpaltz.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,717
   Women4,148 (61.8%)
   Men2,569 (38.2%)
Graduate Students911

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 14,042 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.60
SAT Math549 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading548 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing544 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,980
Out-of-state: $32,830
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,775
Out-of-state: $17,625
Room and Board
$12,680
Average Percent of Need Met57%
Average Freshman Award$11,489
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$26,283

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
372
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

New Paltz Population6,924
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotHawk
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students2.2% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
53.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Average 3.48 3.65 619 617 26
Low 2.00 2.70 490 490 1
High 4.00 4.46 740 720 33
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DID YOU KNOW?

• An exact copy of the historic SUNY New Paltz clock tower, destroyed by fire in 1990, was placed on top of the van den Berg Learning Center in 2006.

• Since the hawk is native to the Hudson Valley, where SUNY New Paltz is located, the bird is a natural choice as the university's mascot.

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