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 1090 (25th percentile) to 1280 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 28 (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 - 3.52. State University of New York at New Paltz accepts roughly 50% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 17% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for State University of New York at New Paltz was reported as 45.2% in Fall 2020 with over 14,400 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 ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • SUNY New Paltz Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.52

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to SUNY New Paltz is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY New Paltz has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 42.9%
  • 2017-2018: 44.3%
  • 2018-2019: 41.3%
  • 2019-2020: 45.2%
  • Projected SUNY New Paltz Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 40.6%

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-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Culinary Institute of America97.7%
Marist College49.2%
Vassar College23.7%
Mount Saint Mary College93.8%
Bard College64.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY New Paltz (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math540 - 640
Total Score1090 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 26
Math22 - 29
Composite Score23 - 28
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