State University of New York at New Paltz

New Paltz is located in a dynamic college town just 90 minutes from New York City. Our 257-acre campus, located in the stunning Hudson River Valley, offers not only an outstanding quality of life, but also world-class connections.

Founded in 1828, our distinguished heritage is rooted in an intense spirit of imaginative inquiry, providing one of the most open, diverse, and artistic places of higher learning in the nation. We are committed to preparing our students to excel in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.

New Paltz is a highly competitive, four-year college that delivers an extraordinary number of undergraduate majors in business, liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. We are also particularly well-known for our programs in fine and performing arts and education. Students develop close mentor relationships that help them succeed, and find the opportunities and encouragement to connect with the world in meaningful ways.

Campus Stats:

Location:  New Paltz, NY
Undergraduates:  6,685
Student/Faculty Ratio:  16 to 1

Freshman Profile, Middle 50%:

HS GPA:  89-94
SAT Scores*:  1090-1240
ACT Scores:  24-28
*Critical reading and math scores only