SUNY New Paltz, founded in 1828, is a public, multipurpose institution of arts and sciences. In a world made small by technology, it serves as a model for other institutions. Through curriculum and cultural experiences, the college reaches out to bridge the gaps that separate the world community and to serve the growing number of students seeking study and career opportunities in the international field. The catalog lists more than 100 courses with an international focus, and the range of faculty expertise is impressive. In addition to a resident faculty drawn from many nations, a visiting faculty from such countries as China, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy and Korea provides unique perspectives to a student's education. Its 216-acre campus is located in New Paltz, 75 miles from Albany.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,597
Undergraduates
2,474
Men - 37.5%
4,124
Women - 62.5%
892
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 8,843 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.6
SAT Math
578 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
583 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,454
Out-of-state: $36,364
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,360
Out-of-state: $18,270
Room and Board
$14,294
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$12,278
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,403
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
344
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
4%
10-19
26%
20-29
37%
30-39
24%
40-49
5%
50-99
3%
Over 100
0%
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New Paltz Population
6,924
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hawk
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
5.1%
Black/African-American
6.6%
Hispanic/Latino
22.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
59.7%
Unknown
2.9%
International Students
1.7% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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