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State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Requirements

New Paltz, New York

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

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
62%
Admission Difficulty for State University of New York at New Paltz
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into State University of New York at New Paltz and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at State University of New York at New Paltz is 62%.  It ranks #59 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. State University of New York at New Paltz is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 5,484 out of 8,843 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent (SAT 1070/1260 ACT 24/29). State University of New York at New Paltz typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The State University of New York at New Paltz application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. State University of New York at New Paltz is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

State University of New York at New Paltz SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1070-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT 
89%
SAT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for State University of New York at New Paltz
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1170

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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 prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. State University of New York at New Paltz ranks #41 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 
1260 and Above Good >76%
1165 to 1260 Avg + 62%-76%
1070 to 1165 Avg - 46%-62%
975 to 1070 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 975 Low <31%
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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 20
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 26
ACT Math 75th 29
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 #38 in New York and #243 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >78%
26 to 29 Avg + 62%-78%
24 to 26 Avg - 49%-62%
22 to 24 Reach 37%-49%
Less than 22 Low <37%
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State University of New York at New Paltz GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into State University of New York at New Paltz?

Applicants require 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 3.6 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as State University of New York at New Paltz accepts 62% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted State University of New York at New Paltz students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 45.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 23.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

State University of New York at New Paltz admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,813 3,030 8,843
Accepted 3,580 1,904 5,484
Acceptance Rate 62% 63% 62%
Enrolled 632 342 974
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
152

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to State University of New York at New Paltz is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to State University of New York at New Paltz and what student information is used for admission decisions?

State University of New York at New Paltz Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

FAQs

Does State University of New York at New Paltz prefer SAT or ACT?

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.

What is my chance of getting into State University of New York at New Paltz?

62% 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.

What SAT score is required for State University of New York at New Paltz?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1260. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for State University of New York at New Paltz?

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.