State University of New York, New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging and supportive environment where you get a degree from a highly selective university and an education rich in experiences that will last a lifetime. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice.

Introduction to the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz 

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, only 90 minutes north of New York City, SUNY New Paltz offers the best of both worlds by allowing students to experience a traditional American college campus while being just a train or bus ride away from Times Square. SUNY New Paltz is also one of 64 campuses within the prestigious SUNY system of colleges and universities, the largest system of public higher education in the United States, and offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in a number of competitive academic fields. 


  • #7 Public Regional Universities-North, U.S. News and World Report 2017-2018 
  • #28 All Regional Universities-North, U.S. News and World Report 2017-2018 
  • #54 Best Value Schools-North, U.S. News and World Report 2017-2018 
  • #75 "Best College Values" U.S. Public Colleges & Universities, Kiplinger's Personal Finance 
  • #95 "America's Top Colleges" U.S. Public Colleges & Universities, Forbes Magazine 


Faculty: 344 full-time and 323 part-time
408 hold Ph.D or terminal degree

Student/Faculty Ratio

Class size
67% of classes are less than 30 students
92% of classes are less than 40 students

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

Awards and Recognition

Top public university - #9
Best College for Veterans - #21
Best Undergraduate Teaching - #22
Best Value School - #68
Top Performer in Social Mobility - #60
Best Undergraduate Engineering Program - #123
Best Undergraduate Business Program
Best Graduate Fine Arts (New York) - #11


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

Haggerty English Language Program Admissions

SUNY New paltz offers a high-quality program in Intensive English, in addition to a unique Pathway level which directly leads to full-time study toward an undergraduate or graduate degree for conditionally admitted students.

International Undergraduate Admissions

What Will You Become?

With nearly 100 undergraduate majors to choose from, New Paltz students earn degrees which open doors to lifelong career opportunities.

SUNY New Paltz has a century long tradition of providing an affordable and high quality education to international students. More than 500 students, from over 70 nations, play a vital role in the educational and cultural fabric of our community. 

International Graduate Admissions

The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz offers more than 50 graduate degree programs in areas such as education, science, business, and the arts for students who have the equivalent of a four-year (college) baccalaureate degree.


$15,000—$20,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Intensive English as a Second Language, Psychology, Sociology

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Type of School


  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, MSCHE, AACSB, NASM
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6.5+

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