SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz

1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, United States
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Overview of SUNY New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,733
    • Men:2,610 (38.8%)
    • Women:4,123 (61.2%)

Location

Admission Information (SUNY New Paltz)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to State University of New York at New Paltz is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
4
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Hawk Drive
City, State, Zip
New Paltz, NY  12561
Phone
(845) 257-3200
Fax
(845) 257-3209
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for art program, audition for music and theater programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 13,753 applicants were admitted
Women
47% of 8,358 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 5,395 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,317 (22%) of 6,092 admitted students enrolled
Women
833 (21%) of 3,913 admitted students enrolled
Men
484 (22%) of 2,179 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
577 average |540-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
594 average |560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SUNY New Paltz)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,975|Out-of-state: $17,625
  • Room & Board: - $12,642 (77.0055430346592%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,625 (9.898276177133459%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,150 (13.096180788207347%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


State University of New York at New Paltz accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002846
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,012 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
729 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
724 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$12,457
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 433 (59.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,381
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 632 (87.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,634
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 198 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
9 (.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,078

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,918 (78.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,813 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,781 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
284 (7.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$11,568
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,277 (60.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,106
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,293 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,565
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 704 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
39 (.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,653

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,385
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SUNY New Paltz)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


351

Part-Time Faculty


273

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
691,217

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
800
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


State University of New York at New Paltz provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


55.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (SUNY New Paltz)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (30)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music

Campus Life (SUNY New Paltz)

Location & Geography

Population


6,924

Nearest Metropolitan Area


216 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
17 mile(s) from campus in Newburgh
Nearest Bus Station
New Paltz
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Poughkeepsie

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


54%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hawk
School Colors
Royal blue and burnt orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


State University of New York at New Paltz offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student association, residence hall student association, outing club, the oracle newspaper, united greek association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,235

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,733
Women
4,123
Men
2,610

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.5% Asian
  • 6.3% Black/African-American
  • 19.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.6% White
  • 2.9% Unknown

International Students


2.4% from 37 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


832

Student Resources (SUNY New Paltz)

Study resources