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Come As You Are

New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent-minded people foster openness, diversity, artistry, and creativity. You have a place here.

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Lindsay
Bettke
Geology / Anthropology
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Quentin
Adjei
Thompson
Electrical Engineering
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Nicole
Cruz
English / Art Studio and Black Studies
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Halle
Shepard
Political Science / French
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Matthew
Moment
Theatre / Art Studio
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and Begin

Let's face it: The college search process can be overwhelming. We are here to help you! By navigating our website, coming to campus for a walking tour, or simply contacting us to ask a question, we will provide you with the tools to succeed here at New Paltz.

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In the heart of the Hudson River Valley...

New Paltz is a dynamic community in a stunning natural setting, surrounded by history and culture. The Hudson Valley, from New York City to Albany, affords students a vibrant and dynamic laboratory to use for research, investigation, appreciation, and enjoyment.

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Did You Know?

New Paltz always strives for greatness. Our award-winning faculty, staff and students create an inclusive and challenging environment for learning. Having options to try different things is important in the College you choose... and we have those options here.

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residence halls
#1

in SUNY applications
200+

student organizations
15:1

student to faculty ratio
95%

classes with less than 30 students
100

undergraduate programs
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SUNY New Paltz again named one of nation’s greenest colleges

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Beyond rankings: SUNY New Paltz named a College of Distinction

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New Paltz earns spot on Kiplinger’s “Best College Values” list

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U.S. News & World Report ranks SUNY New Paltz among Northeast’s best

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SUNY New Paltz in top three percent of all U.S. colleges in Social Mobility Index

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