About New Paltz

At a Glance


Aerial photo of the Atrium


High School average:  90-95
Average SAT score:  1140-1280
Average ACT score range: 24-28


Undergraduates: 6,807
Graduate students: 950


38% students of color
22% Latino
7% African-American
6% Asian–Pacific
3% multi-racial
(note: Based on degree-seeking undergraduate students. International students, and students of unknown race/ethnicity are excluded from the above calculation)

Our undergraduate student population includes students from 40 foreign countries.*

Female/Male Ratio*

63% female, 37% male

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


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

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

Most Popular Undergraduate Programs*

  1. Psychology
  2. Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6
  3. Sociology
  4. Digital Media Production
  5. Visual Arts
  6. Communication Studies
  7. English
  8. Biology
  9. Mechanical Engineering
  10. Communication Disorders

Most Popular Graduate Programs*

  1. Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Literacy Education: B-6 (MSED)
  3. Communication Disorders (MS)
  4. Computer Science (MS)
  5. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
  6. Music Therapy (MS)
  7. Second Language Education-TESOL (MSED)
  8. Studio Art (MFA)
  9. English (MA)
  10. Humanistic-Multicultural Education (MPS)

Study Abroad:

From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Nanjing, China, New Paltz students study abroad on six of the seven continents.

College activities:

Include over 800 leadership opportunities for students, more than 200 recognized clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, NCAA Division III athletics, and nationally renowned fine and performing arts programs.

* Fall 2019 Student Profile
**Common Data Set 2019-20 Instructional Faculty and Class Size