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Admissions: Rankings

Recent College Rankings

2014 - Business Insider ranked SUNY New Paltz as one of the top 104 smartest public colleges in the nation.

2014 - Ranked No. 4, up from No. 6 last year, among public regional universities in the North offering both bachelor's and master's degree programs according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 college rankings. The College also ranks No.25 among  public and private regional universities in the North with bachelor's and master's degree programs, up from No. 33 last year.

2014 - Ranked No. 6 in Great Value Colleges 2014 list of “50 Affordable Colleges in the Northeast,” and No. 1 among the eight SUNY colleges included on the list.

2014 - The Princeton Review 2014 "Guide to 332 Green Colleges"

2014 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance 2014 "30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic" and "25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year."

2014 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance 2014 "Top 100 Best Values in Public Higher Education" (No.49)

2013 Ranked No. 6 among among public regional universities in the North and No. 33 among public and private regional universities in the North. 

2013- Ranked No. 2 in the Affordable Colleges Online list of “Top 50 Affordable Colleges with a High ROI,” a list of the nation’s most affordable colleges with the biggest return on investment (ROI).

2013 - School of Business earns Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation

2013 - U.S. News and World Report “2013 College Rankings” (No. 7 among Best Public Regional Universities - North, No. 32 among private and public universities in the North. New Paltz listed in top 10 Best Public Regional Universities in North in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.)

2013 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance "2012 Top 100 Best Values in Public Higher Education" (No. 44) (also 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

2012 - The Princeton Review "2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges" (also 2011)

2012 - U.S. News and World Report-"Best Graduate Schools for Fine Arts" (No. 83/100)

2012 - The Princeton Review "2012 Best Value Colleges"

2012 - U.S. News and World Report "2012 College Rankings" (No. 6 among best public regional universities in North, No. 30 among private and public universities in the North)  New Paltz listed in top 10 Best Public Regional Universities in North in 2011, 2010, 2009.

2011 - Diversity in Global Education Network 2011 Innovation Award as "the leader among the nation's colleges for implementing creative, practical strategies that bring study abroad opportunities to the cohort of diverse and under-represented students."

2011 - Society of Professional Journalists-"The New Paltz Oracle- 2010 Mark of Excellence"

2010 - Chronicle of Higher Education-New Paltz ranks in top 10percent of public universities nationally (No. 41/414)for 6-year graduate rates(New Paltz ranks in top 2 percent (No. 4/254) nationally among public masters institutions)

2009 - National Associate of Foreign Student Affairs-Marita Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education-Bruce Sillner-Dean of Center for International Programs

2009 - American Marketing Association-New Paltz Student Chapter-three national awards, top 20/146 chapters nationally.

2009 - U.S. News and World Report-No. 1 MFA program in Metal in nation.


Athletic Distinctions

2013 - SUNYAC Women's Basketball Champions/NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament

2012 - SUNYAC Field Hockey Champions/NCAA Division III Women's Field Hockey Tournament

2012 - NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Tournament

2012 - State University of New York Athletic Conference-53 students named to All-SUNY All Academic Team

2011-2012 College Swimming Coaches Association of America-Scholar All American Team-Men's and Women's Swimming teams.

2011 - National Field Hockey Coaches Association-National Academic Team Award

2011 - US track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association-Division III Cross Country All Academic team-women's

2011 - Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association-Division III All Academic Squad

2011 - National Soccer Coaches Association-All America Academic Team Award

2011 - National Soccer Coaches Association-Silver Team Ethics Award

2011 - American Volleyball Coaches Association-All American Academic Excellence Award