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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1170
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 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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26
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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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||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
Public 4 Year
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||18%||18%|
Applicants have 21 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to State University of New York at New Paltz is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to State University of New York at New Paltz and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.