SUNY New Paltz is a highly selective, publicly assisted, and regional university that offers programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, and/or a Certificate of Advanced Study.


Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley in New Paltz, New York: a small, historic village, midway between Albany and NYC; located off of exit 18 on the New York State Thruway (I-87)


216 acres set in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, settled next to the nation's oldest street with its original houses just blocks from campus; 39 non-residence buildings, 14 residence halls.


Graduate – 950

Undergraduate – 6,807

Academic Structure

The College has five academic schools:

  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 
  • School of Business (AACSB accredited)
  • School of Education (AAQEP accredited)
  • School of Fine & Performing Arts
  • School of Science & Engineering


408 holding a Ph.D. or terminal degree

Student-Faculty Ratio– 16:1


The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is approved as a degree-granting institution by the Trustees of the State University of New York and the Regents of New York State. Academic programs with national certification include:

  • Art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The Chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society
  • The Communication Disorders program is accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • The Counselor Education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • The Music Therapy program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music Therapy Association
  • Teacher certification by the New York State Education Department and accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation
  • Theatre programs receive accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre