SUNY New Paltz Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The State University of New York at New Paltz
The State University of New York at New Paltz. crz4mets2 / Wikimedia Commons

SUNY New Paltz Admissions Overview:

SUNY New Paltz is a fairly selective school, accepting only 43% of those who apply each year. Students with good grades and with test scores above average have a good chance of being admitted, although the school also looks at other factors, such as writing skills, work experience, and extracurricular activities when making an admissions decision.

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Admissions Data (2016):

SUNY New Paltz Description:

SUNY New Paltz is one of the more selective colleges in the State University of New York system. The college has a predominately undergraduate focus, and many of the most popular majors are in preprofessional fields -- business, communications, journalism and education. However, the arts, social sciences and humanities are all strong. The college has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, a figure that is better than many larger public institutions. Founded in 1828, SUNY New Paltz is located in an attractive and historic town along the picturesque Hudson River, midway between Albany and New York City.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,628 (6,717 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,754 (in-state); $17,604 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,000
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $23,354 (in-state); $33,204 (out-of-state)

SUNY New Paltz Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,868
    • Loans: $6,245

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art Teacher Education, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies, Visual and Performing Arts
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Swimming

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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