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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.
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.
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.
“SUNY New Paltz stands out as a community of scholars and leaders that is well-known for being an open, welcoming, and friendly place where students can feel free to be themselves and develop to their highest potential both individually and professionally.”