SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is SUNY New Paltz Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

SUNY New Paltz was awarded 316 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is metal arts.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SUNY New Paltz as #561 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

SUNY New Paltz also holds the #56 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY New Paltz?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at SUNY New Paltz is a competitive 44%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to SUNY New Paltz submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 560 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 540 to 620 )
SUNY New Paltz received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY New Paltz  ( 23 to 28 )

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SUNY New Paltz Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, SUNY New Paltz is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY New Paltz is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY New Paltz

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like SUNY New Paltz enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at SUNY New Paltz for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,807 undergraduates at SUNY New Paltz with 6,291 being full-time and 516 being part-time.

How Much Does SUNY New Paltz Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY New Paltz is $17,171. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY New Paltz

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,543 $14,870 $18,599 $19,932 $24,661

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY New Paltz, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SUNY New Paltz, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,988 a year. That adds up to $23,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY New Paltz is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SUNY New Paltz Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SUNY New Paltz make around $45,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future SUNY New Paltz graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at SUNY New Paltz make the most money.

Location of SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz is a public institution situated in New Paltz, New York. New Paltz is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for SUNY New Paltz are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Phone: 877-696-7411

SUNY New Paltz Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from SUNY New Paltz. Of these students, 1,891 received undergraduate degrees and 387 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 194 $28,200
Communication & Media Studies 120 $27,900
Sociology 113 $26,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 110 $29,300
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 109 $24,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 93 $27,600
General English Literature 83 $21,500
Accounting 69 $41,100
Communication Sciences 69 NA
General Biology 65 $19,600

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY New Paltz along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY New Paltz

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 1,171 students took at least one online class at SUNY New Paltz. This is an increase from the 721 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,171 135
2017-2018 721 115
2016-2017 7,545 185
2015-2016 790 130
2013-2014 473 92

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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