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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Phone: (877) 696-7411
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State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Located in New Paltz, NY
  • Public
  • 7,754 students enrolled
  • 37% admitted
  • $5,870 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • New Paltz, NY
  • Dec-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Write an interesting personal essay. Stay on top of your studies. Learn to live and be an active community member. Get involved with something you love, whether that range from science to ceramics to film making to reading groups or map-making. Trust your intuition and breathe deeply when stressed. Motivation and belief will take you places. So believe in yourself, reflect on your thoughts and think intuitively. Your mind is your best tool. Be kind and accepting to all that you meet for appearance is deceiving. Share smiles. Eat healthy, read lots and keep up with current events.

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  • Jeremy from New York, NY
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    I would recommend prospective students to choose a living hall near their classes, because it gets really cold in New Paltz. I would not recommend taking more than 16 credits in the first semester, because there are a lot of rigorous courses, even for a first year student. When it comes to meeting people or making friends, I would recommend the FYI program. The FYI program is basically a program that allows first year students to live in one of the bigger halls (Esopus hall) and attend the same classes as their hall mates. This allows the creation of strong friendships and they help break people out of their shell and be more social. It is a great opportunity for those who are uneasy about the whole college transition and making new friends.

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  • Tiffany from Mount Sinai, NY
  • Oct-27-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are going to be a first year, I recommend joining FYI. I personally haven't joined, but I live in the same dorm (Esopus, one of the newer dorms with air con) and it is very friendly atmosphere. I also have friends in FYI who enjoy it very much and their is a lot of interactions within the FYI community that helps with your transition from high school to college.

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