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State University of New York at New Paltz

New Paltz provides one of the nation's most open, diverse, and artistic environments in order to prepare students to excel in rapidly changing times that demand creativity and worldliness. 

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (11)
Humanities (7)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)

About

History

In 1828, the New Paltz Classical School opened its doors on North Front Street, the direct ancestor of the State University of New York at New Paltz. It offered Greek and Latin along with reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1833, it was reorganized into an academy on Huguenot Street and the banks of the Wallkill River.

Education

Students are prepared to go on to graduate study or to enter their professional field of specialization through developing:

  • Critical thinking, writing, analytical, mathematical, technological, and oral communication skills;
  • In-depth exploration of at least one discipline;
  • Experience using scientific methods and learning technologies appropriately and critically;
  • Knowledge of and participation in the aesthetic experience and the creative process;
  • Greater understanding and appreciation for the histories, races and cultures, religions, languages, and customs of our country and those of other nations;

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Services

Student services

This is your place for campus entertainment, activities, and information on how to get involved in campus life. We approve student events, support student clubs, oversee fraternity and sorority life, manage the Emerging Leaders program, and run the Student Union, the heart of campus life.

Housing services

There are 14 residence halls on the New Paltz campus.  This allows students to choose from a variety of living options, including, corridor or suite style, or special interest group housing.

All residence halls are coed.  Each residence hall offers a number of student-oriented facilities and services including a laundry room, computer terminals, a main meeting lounge for hall government meetings and activities, and a study lounge.  Additionally, each hall also has at least one television lounge, a kitchenette area, and a microwave for use by all residents of the hall.

Library services

The Library plays a critical leadership role in supporting and advancing a user-centered learning environment at SUNY New Paltz. As a team of courteous and knowledgeable librarians and staff, we treat users with respect and empathy at all times and serve all members of the academic community equitably, whether they are in the library or at a distance.

Medical services

Student Health Service provides non-emergency primary medical care for problems that occur while college is in session. SHS provides care with an emphasis on preventative health care. For routine matters such as scheduling appointments for non-urgent, non- emergency reasons, students need to call during our regular business hours.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Esopus Hall
  • Lenape Hall
  • Ridgeview Hall
  • Bevier Hall
    • DuBois Hall
    • Crispell Hall

    Sports facilities

    New Paltz held a grand opening ceremony Tuesday, March 28, 2006 to officially open the College's new 57,000-square-foot Athletic & Wellness Center. The Athletic & Wellness Center is connected to Elting Gymnasium. Activity spaces within the Athletic & Wellness Center include two cardiovascular and weight training fitness centers at the west and east ends. 

    Student clubs

    The student governance is operated by the Student Association, which funds most student activities through a mandatory fee. There are many clubs, fraternities, and sororities. There is also an on-campus government, the Residence Hall Student Association (RHSA).

    Accreditation

    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; 
    • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; 
    • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248;
    • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248;

    New Paltz, New York, United States

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