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State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

42.9%
Admission Difficulty for State University of New York at New Paltz
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into State University of New York at New Paltz? The school has a 43% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,030 out of 14,042 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
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 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
SAT Scores you need to get in

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. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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.

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 >56%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 43%-56%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 31%-43%
1000 to 1090 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1000 Low <21%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 27 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
27 and Above Good >56%
25 to 27 Avg + 43%-56%
23 to 25 Avg - 31%-43%
21 to 23 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 21 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

State University of New York at New Paltz has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

State University of New York at New Paltz admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,576 5,466 14,042
Accepted 3,884 2,146 6,030
Acceptance Rate 45% 39% 43%
Enrolled 726 366 1,092
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 17% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
105

Applicants have 105 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to State University of New York at New Paltz before the Apr 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20

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.