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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

Acceptance Rate
45.2%
Admission Difficulty for State University of New York at New Paltz
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into State University of New York at New Paltz and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,517 out of 14,425 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 38 percent. State University of New York at New Paltz typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State University of New York at New Paltz SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1280
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 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1190

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 prefers 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1280 and Above Good >58%
1185 to 1280 Avg + 45%-58%
1090 to 1185 Avg - 32%-45%
995 to 1090 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 995 Low <22%
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State University of New York at New Paltz ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
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 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
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 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 20 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
28 and Above Good >61%
25 to 28 Avg + 45%-61%
23 to 25 Avg - 35%-45%
21 to 23 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 21 Low <26%
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State University of New York at New Paltz GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.57*
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 3.57 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

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.57 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

State University of New York at New Paltz admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,061 5,364 14,425
Accepted 4,354 2,163 6,517
Acceptance Rate 48% 40% 45%
Enrolled 762 363 1,125
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

45% 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 1090 and 1280. 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 23 and 28. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.