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New Paltz, New York

State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into State University of New York at New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.3%
Admission Difficulty for State University of New York at New Paltz
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into State University of New York at New Paltz and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,375 out of 15,419 applicants were admitted making State University of New York at New Paltz a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 35 percent. State University of New York at New Paltz typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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State University of New York at New Paltz SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to State University of New York at New Paltz?

State University of New York at New Paltz typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #36 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

State University of New York at New Paltz admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >54%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 41%-54%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 29%-41%
1000 to 1090 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 1000 Low <19%
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State University of New York at New Paltz ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into State University of New York at New Paltz?

Admission data indicates that State University of New York at New Paltz regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to State University of New York at New Paltz.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

State University of New York at New Paltz admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >57%
26 to 29 Avg + 41%-57%
24 to 26 Avg - 31%-41%
22 to 24 Reach 23%-31%
Less than 22 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.57*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into State University of New York at New Paltz. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at State University of New York at New Paltz was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to State University of New York at New Paltz will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted State University of New York at New Paltz students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 8% Good
3.50 to 3.75 36% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 24% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

62% of State University of New York at New Paltz freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted State University of New York at New Paltz students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

State University of New York at New Paltz admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,446 5,973 15,419
Accepted 4,199 2,176 6,375
Acceptance Rate 44% 36% 41%
Enrolled 745 404 1,149
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
1

Applicants have 1 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to State University of New York at New Paltz and what considerations affect admission decisions?

State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at State University of New York at New Paltz
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196176 IPEDS survey data for State University of New York at New Paltz.

Frequently Asked Questions

89% of students submit their SAT scores to State University of New York at New Paltz. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

41% of those who apply are granted admission to State University of New York at New Paltz. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1270. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.