SUNY College At New Paltz

SUNY College At New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz, also known as SUNY New Paltz, is a public university in New Paltz, New York. It was founded in 1828 as the School for teaching of classics. It was called State University of New York College of Arts and Science New Paltz in the 1980s and finally became the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1994. The campus is spread across an area of more than 300 acres. SUNY New Paltz was recently ranked 8th among the best public universities and 40th among public and private universities in the North, according to the U.S. News & World Report's rankings for America's Best Colleges (2009).

SUNY New Paltz participates in various intercollegiate sports and has both men's and women's teams. Their official mascot is the Hawk and their sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks.

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SUNY College at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz , NY 12561-2443
General Phone: (845) 257-2121

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SUNY New Paltz Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching664education, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, education of learning disabled, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts428Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Business and Management269business, business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Therapy and Counseling109psychology, mental health counseling, music therapy
Media106communication studies, journalism
Art Studies63visual and performing arts, art studies
Engineering61electrical engineering
Science61biology, chemistry, geology, geochemistry, physics
Fine Arts58art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering45computer and info science, computer engineering
Photography and Commercial Art30commercial art, photography, printmaking
Drama and Performing Arts19drama
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY New Paltz in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,46158
Master's degree48929
Post-master's certificate491

SUNY New Paltz Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY New Paltz had a total enrollment of 7,690 students (6,820 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 30%
Women 70%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 5%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 28%
22-24 21%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York91%
(International Students)3%
New Jersey2%

SUNY New Paltz Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

SUNY New Paltz Room and Board (2007)

SUNY New Paltz offers campus housing for 2,800 of its 6,820 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New Paltz, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY New Paltz Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520600
SAT Math510600

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

SUNY New Paltz Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,419
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,679
Room and board $ 8,690
Room charge $ 5,600
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,090
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 2,420

Financial Aid:
SUNY New Paltz participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284600)

SUNY New Paltz Faculty

SUNY New Paltz has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5757
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2440

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*4$59,642

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year33$95,54223$81,371
Associate professoracademic year51$71,66647$67,763
Assistant professoracademic year62$56,14555$55,032
Instructoracademic year0*2*
Lectureracademic year21$47,48236$43,068
All faculty totalacademic year167$67,581163$59,888

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY New Paltz Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Track State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY New Paltz Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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SUNY New Paltz Highlights

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What Sets SUNY New Paltz Apart:

Number of degree programs
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Top 6%SUNY New Paltz Number of degree programs
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 9%SUNY New Paltz Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 9%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of students
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Top 10%SUNY New Paltz Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 14%SUNY New Paltz Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 15%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in art studies
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%SUNY New Paltz Female % of student body
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in media
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%SUNY New Paltz % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 18%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in fine arts
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%SUNY New Paltz Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%SUNY New Paltz % of degrees in liberal arts

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