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Colleges / State University of New York at New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz

New Paltz, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate46%
Acceptance Rate46%

SUNY New Paltz Student Life

SUNY New Paltz is on a 216-acre campus in the small town setting of New Paltz, New York.

SUNY New Paltz Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for SUNY New Paltz students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? SUNY New Paltz has fraternities and sororities.

SUNY New Paltz has the Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at SUNY New Paltz include Residence Hall Student Association, Outing Club, The Oracle Newspaper and United Greek Association.

The SUNY New Paltz community comes together each year for SA Spring Concert, Dance Evolution and Spirit Weekend.

SUNY New Paltz Housing

This table offers information on housing at SUNY New Paltz.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 41%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 3,198
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 3,184
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 59%

SUNY New Paltz offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most SUNY New Paltz students live off campus. In 2022, 41% of undergrads at SUNY New Paltz lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 59% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY New Paltz. There are 3,198 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,256 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,184 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

SUNY New Paltz offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

SUNY New Paltz Athletics

At SUNY New Paltz there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SUNY New Paltz:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Volleyball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at SUNY New Paltz

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

State University of New York at New Paltz is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SUNY New Paltz campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

SUNY New Paltz offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, SUNY New Paltz has safety seminars, RAD Women's Self Defense.

Plan a Visit to SUNY New Paltz

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SUNY New Paltz, take New York State Thruway to New Paltz, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Stewart International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SUNY New Paltz's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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