Founded in 1828, SUNY New Paltz is located in the scenic Hudson Valley midway between Albany and New York City. SUNY New Paltz is a highly competitive, four-year college that delivers an extraordinary number of undergraduate majors. The college’s programs provide a rigorous education while promoting experiential learning and a vast amount of research opportunities. We are a diverse faculty of distinguished scholars and artists who collaborate across the disciplines and professional areas. Our goal is for students to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to contribute as productive members of their communities and professions and active citizens in a democratic nation and a global society.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


SUNY New Paltz First Year applicants should have graduated from high school or its equivalent and have not taken any college coursework since they completed high school. New Paltz looks for a strong college prep program. Applicants are reviewed by academic year so that we can get a clear year-by-year picture of achievement.


SUNY New Paltz considers any student who has taken coursework at an accredited college, other than SUNY New Paltz, after high school graduation a transfer student. Transfer applicants must submit official college transcripts from each college they have attended. Students with less than 45 Liberal Arts credits completed may be required to submit additional materials such as high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Additional Information

Location Our faculty have been cited for excellence in teaching – SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and SUNY Distinguished Faculty – and numerous research honors such as Fulbright, Guggenheim, National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.

Visit us

Come visit us for a campus tour and let us inspire you. Each campus visit includes a 30-minute Admission Counselor presentation followed by a 90-minute walking tour with a Student Ambassador. You'll see a selection of classrooms, visit the Sojourner Truth Library, go into the Student Union, and explore our residence halls, the dining facilities, and much more. 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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School location

100 Hawk Dr
New Paltz, NY 12561-2499, United States of America

Phone number

(845) 257-3200