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Study at SUNY College At New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz, also known as SUNY New Paltz, is a public university in New Paltz, New York. It was founded in 1828 as the School for teaching of classics. It was called State University of New York College of Arts and Science New Paltz in the 1980s and finally became the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1994. The campus is spread across an area of more than 300 acres. SUNY New Paltz was recently ranked 8th among the best public universities and 40th among public and private universities in the North, according to the U. S. News & World Report s rankings for America s Best Colleges (2009).

SUNY New Paltz participates in various intercollegiate sports and has both men’s and women’s teams. Their official mascot is the Hawk and their sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks.

Profile of SUNY College At New Paltz

New Paltz, NY is home to SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at SUNY New Paltz go up to the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in art studies, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and education and teaching.

SUNY New Paltz Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. SUNY New Paltz attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 36% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 600.

Faculty

SUNY New Paltz has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

The school has 7,690 enrolled students .

Student Life

SUNY New Paltz offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the State University of New York Athletic Conference.

SUNY New Paltz Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching731education courses, elementary/middle school admin, art education, special ed, English teaching, education, social studies teaching, education of learning disabled, . . .
Liberal Arts477English, sociology, speech and rhetoric, history, political science, African-American studies, international relations, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management247 business management, accounting, finance, marketing, international business, business
Therapy and Counseling135 psychology, music therapy, mental health counseling
Media131communication studies, journalism
Science72biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Art Studies64visual and performing arts, art studies
Fine Arts55art history and criticism, ceramics, painting, sculpture, metal and jewelry
Engineering 45electrical engineering
Computer Science and Engineering40computer and info science, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40 registered nursing, various nursing
Drama and Performing Arts34drama
Mathematics 30mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art 26commercial art, photography, printmaking
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Music7music

Contact: SUNY New Paltz

SUNY College At New Paltz

1 Hawk Drive

New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

General Phone: (845) 257-2121

http://www.newpaltz.edu

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