SUNY New Paltz

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

New Paltz, NY

$7,070

Avg in-state tuition

$16,980

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About SUNY New Paltz

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The State University of New York at New Paltz, mainly known as SUNY New Paltz, is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in New Paltz, New York. Founded in 1828, it has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,757, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 45%. The university offers 64 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 77%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,502, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,412. SUNY New Paltz has a variety of student organizations, including 27 recognized fraternities and sororities. The 200+ acre campus underwent extensive construction starting in 2008, with updates made to residence halls, the student union building, libraries, study halls, and landscaping. Some popular departments include business, education, fine and performing arts, liberal arts and sciences, and science and engineering.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

62% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

76% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1260

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

59%

Hispanic

21%

Black

6%

Asian

5%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

37% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,070 $16,980
Graduate $11,310 $23,100

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,800
On-campus room and board $14,294
On-campus other expenses $2,510
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,294
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,510
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,210

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,674 $35,584
Off-campus without family $25,674 $35,584
Off-campus with family $12,080 $21,990

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

60%

Institution Grant Aid

64%

Pell Grant

37%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,335
State Grant Aid $4,673
Institution Grant Aid $2,433
Pell Grant Aid $5,054

Financial Outlook

$19k

Average student debt after graduation

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.