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Colleges / State University of New York at New Paltz

About SUNY New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz is a public, state school located in the small town setting of New Paltz, NY.

Founded in 1828, the institution currently enrolls around 7,489 students a year, including 6,597 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

SUNY New Paltz's endowment was valued at $29,081,595 in 2021. The school spends $11,746 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About SUNY New Paltz

Acceptance rate: 62%

Average GPA: 3.6

Mean ACT score: 26

Offers early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for SUNY New Paltz is April 1

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What is State University of New York at New Paltz's acceptance rate?

SUNY New Paltz is a very difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at SUNY New Paltz is 62 percent. Last year, 8,843 students applied to SUNY New Paltz and 5,484 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 26.

SUNY New Paltz reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is SUNY New Paltz a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SUNY New Paltz, around 87 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,074 students who started at SUNY New Paltz as first-time freshman, 663 graduate within four years.

SUNY New Paltz's six-year graduation for undergrads is 76 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,403 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does SUNY New Paltz sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is SUNY New Paltz a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY New Paltz Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY New Paltz is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY New Paltz is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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SUNY New Paltz ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY New Paltz is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY New Paltz. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY New Paltz SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

SUNY New Paltz Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY New Paltz is like? There are approximately 7,757 students enrolled at SUNY New Paltz, including 6,807 undergraduate students and 950 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from NY and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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