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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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  • Luis from Newburgh, NY
  • Jan-26-2016 I am a current student here

    Be ready for a stress reduced environment where all opinions count. Enjoy the scenery and the warmth of small town life day and night. Do not limit your diet to the student cafeteria, explore beyond!

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  • Emmitt from Bronx, NY
  • Oct-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Come to SUNY New Paltz with an open mind, just like I did. It is amazing how many great people you meet in such a short amount of time. If you think that you will come here and not make any friends or whatever, then you are wrong. Within the first weeks of classes, you already have a friend or two that you click with. Remember to have fun, but work harder. You will see how great of a campus New Paltz really is. You'll also fall in love with the town of New Paltz; so many great Dine-Ins and spots for delicious food. Everything goes hand in hand up here in New Paltz; it would be impossible not to find something that peaks your interest within a week of being here.

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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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