State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)

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State University of New York at New Paltz can be found in New Paltz, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SUNY New Paltz has an enrollment of about 8,100 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1540 (25th percentile) to 1820 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SUNY New Paltz average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.45. State University of New York at New Paltz accepts roughly 40% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 20% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUNY New Paltz Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for State University of New York at New Paltz was reported as 43.6% in Fall 2012 with over 12,900 college applications submitted to SUNY New Paltz. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SUNY New Paltz SAT Scores: 1540 - 1820
  • SUNY New Paltz ACT Scores: 23 - 27
  • SUNY New Paltz Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into State University of New York at New Paltz?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SUNY New Paltz is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for State University of New York at New Paltz has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 39.3%
  • 2009-2010: 34.0%
  • 2010-2011: 37.4%
  • 2011-2012: 40.2%
  • 2012-2013: 43.6%
  • Projected SUNY New Paltz Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 40.2%

How Does SUNY New Paltz Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for State University of New York at New Paltz is twenty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marist College37.5%
Culinary Institute of America89.7%
Vassar College23.8%
Mount Saint Mary College86.0%
Bard College37.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY New Paltz (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math520 - 610
Writing510 - 600
Total Score1540 - 1820
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math23 - 26
Composite Score23 - 27
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