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About New Paltz

At a Glance


Aerial photo of the Atrium


High School average:  90-94
Average SAT score:  1070-1200
Average ACT score range: 23-27


Undergraduates: 6,717
Graduate students: 911


32% students of color
18% Latino
6% African-American
6% Asian–Pacific
2% multi-racial
(note: Based on degree-seeking undergraduate students. International students, and students of unknown race/ethnicity are excluded from the above calculation)

Our undergraduate student population includes students from 45 foreign countries.*

Female/Male Ratio*

62% female, 38% male

Faculty: 372 full-time and 302 part-time**

404 hold Ph.D or terminal degree

Student/Faculty Ratio**


Class size**

68% of classes are less than 30 students
92% of classes are less than 40 students


The College has six academic schools:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
School of Business (AACSB accredited)
School of Education (NCATE accredited)
School of Fine and Performing Arts
School of Science & Engineering
The Graduate School of New Paltz

There are nearly 100 undergraduate and over 50 graduate degree programs offered at New Paltz.

Top 10 Undergraduate Programs*

1.            Psychology
2.            Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6
3.            Sociology
4.            Communications Studies
5.            English
6.            Visual Arts
7.            Digital Media Production
8.            Biology
9.            Accounting
10.          Communication Disorders

Top 10 Graduate Programs*

1.            Computer Science (MS)
2.            Literacy Education: B-6 (MSED)
3.            Electrical Engineering (MS)
4.            Communication Disorders (MS)
5.            School Leadership (CAS)
6.            Second Language Education (MSED)
7.            English (MA)
8.            Mental Health Counseling (MS)
9.            Humanistic-Multicultural Ed (MPS)
10.          Music Therapy (MS)

Study Abroad:

From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Nanjing, China, New Paltz students study abroad on six of the seven continents.

College activities:

Include over 800 leadership opportunities for students, more than 200 recognized clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, NCAA Division III athletics, and nationally renowned fine and performing arts programs.

* Fall 2016 Student Profile
**Common Data Set 2016-2017 Instructional Faculty and Class Size