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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Haggerty English Language Program offers language instruction to non-native English speakers who have completed high school.
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.
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.
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!
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Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.
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|Chemistry Teacher Education|
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