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Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 65%
Male 35%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
17 : 1


Estimated Cost



Total Applicants






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About SUNY College at New Paltz

New Paltz provides one of the nation's most open, diverse, and artistic environments in order to prepare students to excel in rapidly changing times that demand creativity and worldliness. Our tradition of intellectual discovery is enhanced by a location of stunning natural beauty, in a dynamic college town, with easy access to New York City. Our unusually wide array of professional and liberal arts majors fosters a rich academic milieu in which students, selected through a competitive admissions process, can develop to their highest potential.

Why New Paltz?

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging and supportive environment where you get a degree from a highly selective university and an education rich in experiences that will last a lifetime. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice.

Nationally recognized and very affordable

The Princeton Review ranked SUNY New Paltz as one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities and included it among the Top 75 public, four-year institutions of higher education in the US. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked the college in the Top 100 best values in the nation and U.S.News & World Report ranked New Paltz fourth among best public regional universities in the North with both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Execellent faculty

New Paltz faculty have been cited for excellence in teaching – SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and SUNY Distinguished Faculty – and numerous research honors such as Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships

Creative environment of discovery

At New Paltz, the learning atmosphere has an air of imaginative inquiry that bridges all academic endeavors. The faculty encourages students to question, experiment, and discover in ways that lead to innovative thinking.

Great location

New Paltz is a vibrant, historic village (pop. 14,003) in New York State’s Hudson Valley region, midway between Albany and New York City. Our campus offers beautiful views of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a wide variety of restaurants, specialty shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues.

We're green

The Princeton Review selected New Paltz for its 2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges, recognizing our academic programs, environmentally friendly buildings, and increased recycling efforts. Student initiatives include: RecycleMania, the EPA WasteWise Program, Students for Sustainable Agriculture, the Green Thinking student blog, and the Solar Car team.

You're welcome

We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, political views, and ambitions. This accepting environment makes New Paltz an ideal place for students to learn and flourish.

Haggerty English Language Program

The Haggerty English Language Program offers language instruction to non-native English speakers who have completed high school. Our program is an intensive language program with four levels of instruction, with classes beginning in late August, late January, and July.

The program is a part of the State University of New York at New Paltz, so our students enjoy all the privileges available to all the university students on campus.

Students accepted into a degree program in the top two levels can take an academic class at SUNY New Paltz along with their ESL courses. Conditional admission is also available to SUNY New Paltz.

What We Do

  • We provide an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, a unit in the Center for International Programs at the State University of New York, New Paltz.
  • We offer four levels of instruction during the academic year and three levels in the summer.
  • We assess English language proficiency and place students according to level in a full-time program of study to improve their English language skills and prepare them to take academic coursework.
  • We provide orientation, one-on-one mentoring, advising, and tutoring services.
  • We sponsor English language-building activities and trips providing opportunities to learn about American history and culture.
  • We actively support ESL student participation in SUNY New Paltz and community events in order to foster a more enriching experience for international students in the U.S.A.
  • We offer an Academic Purposes level which allows students to enroll in academic and ESL courses, helping them transition into their undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program.

Dates and Costs

Summer 2016
  • Dates: June 29 - August 2
  • Class Fees: $2,400
  • University Fees: $700
  • Health Insurance: $287
  • Room and Board: $1,900
  • Textbooks: $150
  • Orientation Fee: No Fee
  • Estimated Total: $5,437

Fall 2016
  • Dates: August 29 - December 22
  • Class Fees: $5,400
  • University Fees: $656
  • Health Insurance: $500
  • Room and Board: $5,575
  • Textbooks: $175
  • Orientation Fee: $140
  • Estimated Total: $12,446

Conditional Admission

Students applying to undergraduate and most graduate degree programs at SUNY New Paltz may be admitted without proof of English proficiency if they meet all other admissions standards. Upon arrival, theses students will be tested and placed into academic or ESL courses as needed. These students will be:
  • issued an I-20 from SUNY New Paltz for the appropriate degree program, but that I-20 will indicate that the student is not yet proficient in English and that she or he will be tested for English proficiency upon arrival.
  • eligible to enroll in an academic course if they are placed in our advanced levels and meet the required criteria.
  • eligible to undertake a full-time program of degree study upon completion of the Haggerty English Language Program or upon achieving the needed proficiency based on TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

The University has several computer labs which can be used for extra language learning, or just to check e-mails or chat with friends. Language program students have full rights to all facilities and activities of university students.

1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, New York 12561-2443
P: (845) 257-2121
F: (845) 257-3209

Studying in New York

New York, rich in its cultural and historic heritage, has remained a national symbol of the American Dream for centuries. For international students planning to study in the United States, New York hosts one of the most well-known and diverse urban centers in the world, New York City. Along with some of the most beautiful American geographical landscapes in the country, New York has more attractions than can be appreciated in a single study-abroad experience, but that certainly doesn't stop international students from making plans to make the most of their time in New York!
Read our full article on studying in New York

Students & Faculty

  • 9,137Total Students
  • 3,197Male Students
  • 5,940Female Students
  • 528Total Intl Students
  • 278Intl Male Students
  • 250Intl Female Students
  • 939Total Faculty
  • 459Male Faculty
  • 480Female Faculty
  • 17:1Student/Fac Ratio


total applicants

admitted (5688)

enrolled (1100)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Neither required nor recommended
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

African-American/Black Studies
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
French Language Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies

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