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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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In the heart of the Hudson River Valley...

New Paltz is a dynamic community in a stunning natural setting, surrounded by history and culture. The Hudson Valley, from New York City to Albany, affords students a vibrant and dynamic laboratory to use for research, investigation, appreciation, and enjoyment.

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New Paltz always strives for greatness. Our award-winning faculty, staff and students create an inclusive and challenging environment for learning. Having options to try different things is important in the College you choose... and we have those options here.

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SUNY New Paltz again named one of nation’s greenest colleges

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Beyond rankings: SUNY New Paltz named a College of Distinction

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New Paltz earns spot on Kiplinger’s “Best College Values” list


U.S. News & World Report ranks SUNY New Paltz among Northeast’s best

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SUNY New Paltz in top three percent of all U.S. colleges in Social Mobility Index

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