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Recent College Rankings

2019-2020

Military Friendly - Military Friendly Ranking

  • Top 10 Nationwide - Small Public College
  • Academic Policies & Compliance - Miltary Friendly Standard - 100%
  • Admissions & Orientation - Military Friendly Standard - 100%
  • Culture & Commitment - Military Friendly Standard - 100%
  • Financial Aid & Assistance - Military Friendly Standard - 100%
  • Graduation & Career - Military Friendly Standard - 100%
  • Military Student Support & Retention - Military Friendly Standard - 100%


CollegeNET
- Social Mobility Index

  • Top 3% Nationwide - #39
  • Top SUNY Comprehensive College - #1

US News & World Report - Best Colleges & Ranking List

      Regional Universities North

  • Top Public Schools - #6
  • Regional Universities in the North - #28
  • Best Colleges for Veterans - #16
  • Best Values Schools - #55
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching - #10
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility - #65
      National

  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - #110
  • Best Fine Arts Programs (tie) - #73
  • Speech-Language Pathology (tie) - #189

Kiplinger Personal Finance - Best College Values 
  • Best Public College in Nation-#35
  • Best College in Nation-#173
  • Best SUNY Colleges & Universities - #3

 

Buzzfeed - Best Small Towns in America

  • New Paltz, NY-#3

 

NYup.com - Best Value Colleges

  • Best in New York-#27
  • Best in Nation-#159 

 

Money Magazine - Best Colleges for Your Money

  • Best College in America-#159

 

MBA Central - Best Online MBA Degree Programs

  • Best in New York-#11

 

Business First - Best Colleges & Ranking List

  • Best College in Nation-#83
  • Best College in the East-#24

 

Forbes Magazine - America's Best Value Colleges

  • Top Public College Nationwide - #120
  • America's Best Value Colleges - #193
  • In the Northeast - #137
  • Top 10% SUNY school
  • Top 20% in Northeast

 

Niche.com - Best Colleges in the Nation Rankings

  • Top Public University in New York-#16
  • Best Colleges for Education-#11
  • College with Best Student Life-#25
  • Best College Campus in New York-#28
  • Hardest Colleges to Get Into in New York-#29

 

Bee Campus USA - Certificate

 

2018 - 2019

Princeton Review - Best Colleges & Ranking List

  • Best Colleges in the Northeast
  • Top Green Colleges Nationwide

 

US News & World Report - Best Colleges & Ranking List

  • Top Public Schools - North - #10
  • Best College for Veterans-#22
  • Best Value Schools-#60
  • Best Fine Arts Programs-#82
  • Best Metals/Jewelry-#3
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Program-#134
  • Best in Speech-Language Pathology-#183

 

Sierra Club "Cool Schools" - #137 Nationwide 

 

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education - College Rankings

  • Top Colleges in the Northeast-#156
  • Top Colleges Nationwide-#424

 

Zippia.com-The Career Expert - Best College for Digital Media Majors in New York State - #2

 

Accountingedu.org - Best Value MBA Accounting program - #1 New York State

 

OnStageBlog.com - Top B.A. Theatre Programs - #10

 

Niche.com - Best College for Business in New York State - #25

 

Forbes Magazine - America's Best Value/Top Colleges

  • Top Public Colleges-#113
  • Top Colleges in the Northeast-#130

 

Money Magazine - Best Colleges Nationally - #240

 

BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #20

 

Student Loan Hero.com - Most Affordable Colleges in the Northeast - #14

 

Niche.com - Hardest Colleges to Get Into - #170 national; #9 New York State 

 

Niche.com - Best Public College and Universities - #195 national; #15 New York State                                     

 

US Department of State - Noted as one of the top colleges (tied for 4th) in the nation for students receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for overseas study.

 

Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

 

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - STARS Silver Rating

 

Buffalo Business First - 2018 Rankings of US Public Colleges & Universities - #86 (#25 East)

 

CollegeSimply.com - Best Colleges  #140 national; #15 New York State.

 

CollegeNET, Inc. Social Mobilty Index - Top 3% nationwide (#45 of 1,363 colleges and universities)

 

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - "Best College Values" #76 public colleges and universities nationwide; #240 all private and public colleges and universities nationwide

 

2017 - 2018

Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

 

Zippia.com-The Career Expert -10 Best Colleges for Music Majors in New York #10

 

The Princeton Review - Guide to 375 Green Colleges

 

AffordableColleges.com - #25 of 50 most affordable in-state public universities in the US

 

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings - #424 (top 25%) of 2,304 total colleges and universities in the US

 

US News & World Report-Best Colleges Rankings & List

  • Public Regional Universities-North #7
  • All Regional Universities-North #28
  • Best A+ Schools for B Students-North #20
  • Best Colleges for Veterans-North #13
  • Best Value Schools-North #54
  • Best Freshman Retention Rates-North-#16 (88%)
  • Campus Ethnic Diversity-North #66
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools where a doctorate is not offered)- National #118
  • Best Graduate Fine Arts Programs-National #82
  • Best Graduate Metal/Jewelry Programs-National #3
  • Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs-National #183

 

Colleges of Distinction - SUNY New Paltz

 

Sierra Magazine - "Cool Schools" 227 Greenest Colleges in America

 

Niche.com - Hardest Colleges to Get into in America #138, in New York State # 18

 

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - "Best College Values" #75 US public colleges & universities, #193 all US colleges & universities

 

Forbes Magazine - "America's Top Colleges" #95 US public colleges & universities, #305 all US colleges & universities

 

The Princeton Review - "229 Best Colleges & Universities in the Northeast"

 

Buffalo Business First - Top 100 National Public Colleges #77

 

BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #19

 

2016 - 2017

CollegeNet 2016 SMI (Social Mobility Index) rankings - #72 of 900 US colleges & universities

 

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - 100 Best Values in Public Colleges & Universities

 

Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

 

IHAVENET.COM/Education - 25 Best Schools Under $25K #17

 

The Princeton Review - Guide to 361 Green Colleges

 

US News & World Report - Public Regional Universities-North #5

  • Public & Private Regional Universities-North #20
  • A+ Schools for B Students

 

Sierra Magazine - "Coolest Schools" - 201 Greenest Colleges in America

 

The Princeton Review - Best Colleges: Region by Region (Northeast)

 

Forbes Magazine - America's Top Colleges

 

Master's in Special Education Program Guide - Music Therapy Program #1

 

BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #20 

 

 

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