Aerial photo of the AtriumAdmission:

High School average:  90-94
Average SAT score:  1090-1220
Average ACT score range: 23-27


Undergraduates: 6,570
Graduate students: 1,088


28% students of color
16% Latino
5% African-American
5% 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: 347 full-time and 302 part-time**

354 hold Ph.D or terminal degree

Student/Faculty Ratio**


Class size**

75% of classes are less than 30 students
93% 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 105 undergraduate and 50 graduate degree programs offered at New Paltz.

Top 10 Undergraduate Programs*

1.            Psychology
2.            Early Childhood and Childhood Education
3.            Visual Arts
4.            Sociology
5.            English
6.            Biology
7.            Accounting
8.            Theatre Arts
9.            Journalism
10.          Communication Disorders

Top 10 Graduate Programs*

1.            Literacy Education: B-6 (MSED)
2.            Communication Disorders
3.            English (MA)
4.            School Leadership (CAS)
5.            Second Language Education (MSED)
6.            Electrical Engineering (MS)
7.            Music Therapy (MS)
8.            Humanistic-Multicultural Education (MPS)
9.            Business Administration (MBA)
10.          Mental Health Counseling (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 2013 Student Profile
**Common Data Set 2013-2014 Instructional Faculty and Class Size