Located in the scenic Hudson Valley midway between Albany and New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz) is a highly selective university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a diverse, challenging, and supportive environment.
In 2017-18, New Paltz was ranked by Forbes Magazine as 95th in ‘America's Top Colleges’, in the top 25% of US colleges by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education College rankings and named in The Princeton Review as one of the ‘229 Best Colleges & Universities in the Northeast’.
With international students from over 50 different countries, New Paltz is known for computer science, electrical engineering, psychology, business and MBA, as well as for its fine and performing arts programs, with three renowned theatres and the prestigious Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, which is free for students and faculty.
On campus, students can take advantage of over 800 leadership opportunities across more than 200 clubs and organizations, as well as 15 NCAA Division III sports teams. The main campus has two dozen academic buildings, a wellness center, and extensive sports facilities including lacrosse, cross country, hockey, baseball, swimming, soccer and volleyball.
There are 14 co-ed residence halls on the New Paltz campus allowing students to choose from a variety of living options, including the Living and Learning Community where students can live in dormitories with others who are seeking to practice their second language skills.
The Alumni Association is a vibrant network of 60,000 alumni around the U.S. and the world.