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State University of New York at New Paltz

The SUNY New Paltz campus sits midway between New York City and Albany, in the Hudson River Valley, and most of its nearly 8,000 students are New York residents. Six schools within the university offer about 100 undergraduate programs and more than 50 graduate programs. The top undergrad programs include psychology, early childhood education, visual arts, sociology, and English. Popular graduate programs include literacy education, communication disorders, English, and music therapy. The university also offers a 3D printing initiative at the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, which allows students and faculty to work with regional businesses on 3D product development projects. New Paltz has also made notable efforts to upgrade its services for veterans, offering the Veteran, Military, and Dependent Mentoring Program to help student veterans and family members make the transition to campus life. Campus residence halls are all co-ed and include a selection of specialized living-learning communities, such as groups focused on leadership, health and wellness, service learning, and career exploration. Athletics and Greek life are both present at SUNY New Paltz, but neither dominates student life. New Paltz, thought of as a hippie town, features cozy coffee shops and used book stores.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: SUNY New Paltz is offering a combination of face-to-face, remote and online classes, with most courses being offered in a remote or online format. In-person classes will end one week earlier on November 25th, to avoid a surge in cases due to Thanksgiving travel.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$26,300
% of students who get any grants
56%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$15,500
Average price for low-income students
$11,800
admissions
Acceptance rate
41%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1180/27
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
6,590
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
79%
% of need met
57%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$3,170
student success
Graduation rate
76%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$18,750
Average salary within 5 years
$45,100
% earning more than $28,000
75%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
May 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: SUNY New Paltz is offering a combination of face-to-face, remote and online classes, with most courses being offered in a remote or online format. In-person classes will end one week earlier on November 25th, to avoid a surge in cases due to Thanksgiving travel.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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