Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

SUNY New Paltz

Find Schools Near

SUNY New Paltz Overview

SUNY New Paltz is a public institution located in New Paltz, New York. SUNY New Paltz is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is SUNY New Paltz Known For?

1,891 Undergraduate Awards
$28,503 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at SUNY New Paltz is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at SUNY New Paltz is the post-master's certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, SUNY New Paltz bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,000 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from SUNY New Paltz to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Best Schools

SUNY New Paltz Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY New Paltz.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Value General Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value International Relations & Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Computer Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Value Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#142 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY New Paltz has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Metal Arts Schools College Factual
#27 Best Teaching English or French Schools College Factual
#27 Best Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Schools College Factual
#132 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools College Factual
#255 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#290 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is SUNY New Paltz?

undefined

Contact details for SUNY New Paltz are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Phone: 877-696-7411
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newpaltz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/newpaltz

How Do I Get Into SUNY New Paltz?

You can apply to SUNY New Paltz online at: www.newpaltz.edu/admissions/apply.html

Admission Requirements for SUNY New Paltz

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY New Paltz?

62% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SUNY New Paltz is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to SUNY New Paltz submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 540 to 630 )
200
800
SUNY New Paltz received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford SUNY New Paltz?

$28,503 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY New Paltz is $28,503. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY New Paltz, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,391 a year. That adds up to $25,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY New Paltz is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,918 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,597 undergraduate students at SUNY New Paltz, with 5,918 being full-time and 679 being part-time.

undefined

There are also 892 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,918 full-time undergraduates at SUNY New Paltz, 37% are male and 63% are female.

undefined

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY New Paltz students is as follows.

undefined
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 312
Black or African American 398
Hispanic or Latino 1,365
White 3,437
International Students 89
Other Races/Ethnicities 317

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY New Paltz. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 38 countries are represented at SUNY New Paltz. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Turkey, and China.

Online Learning at SUNY New Paltz

3,717 Took All Classes Online
7,378 Took At Least One Class Online
668.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,378 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY New Paltz has changed over the last few years.

undefined

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY New Paltz

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY New Paltz was 668.8%. This is the #131 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY New Paltz regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 194 0 6 200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 93 0 85 178
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110 0 24 134
Communication & Media Studies 120 0 0 120
Sociology 113 0 0 113
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 109 0 0 109
General English Literature 83 0 23 106
Communication Sciences 69 0 26 95
Accounting 69 0 24 93
Business Administration & Management 48 0 45 93
Educational Administration 0 87 1 88
General Biology 65 0 1 66
Computer Information Systems 41 0 24 65
Marketing 62 0 0 62
History 58 0 0 58
General Visual & Performing Arts 52 0 0 52
Fine & Studio Arts 38 0 13 51
Mechanical Engineering 43 0 0 43
Finance & Financial Management 41 0 0 41
Electrical Engineering 26 0 13 39
Teaching English or French 0 15 22 37
Design & Applied Arts 35 0 0 35
Drama & Theater Arts 35 0 0 35
International Relations & National Security 33 0 0 33
General Business/Commerce 31 0 0 31
Romance Languages 31 0 0 31
Political Science & Government 31 0 0 31
Journalism 24 0 0 24
Geological & Earth Sciences 24 0 0 24
Ethnic Studies 23 0 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 0 4 19 23
Special Education 0 0 21 21
Economics 21 0 0 21
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 20 20
Music 18 0 0 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 0 0 17
Mathematics 15 0 0 15
International Business 14 0 0 14
Computer Engineering 14 0 0 14
Student Counseling 0 0 13 13
Anthropology 12 0 0 12
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 11 0 0 11
Area Studies 11 0 0 11
Philosophy 11 0 0 11
Multilingual Education 0 3 7 10
Chemistry 10 0 0 10
Geography & Cartography 10 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 9 0 0 9
Physics 8 0 0 8
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 5 0 0 5
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4 0 0 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering. 0 0 0 0
Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,891 109 387 2,387

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.