State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into State University of New York at New Paltz
How hard is it to get into State University of New York at New Paltz and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,092 out of 13,753 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 30 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
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1250|
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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>57%|
|1245 to 1320||Avg +||44%-57%|
|1170 to 1245||Avg -||32%-44%|
|1095 to 1170||Reach||21%-32%|
|Less than 1095||Low||<21%|
State University of New York at New Paltz ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT26%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|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 #36 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to State University of New York at New Paltz.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>60%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||44%-60%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||34%-44%|
|21 to 23||Reach||25%-34%|
|Less than 21||Low||<25%|
Avg. High School GPA3.57*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||0%||50%||18%|
Applications are DueApr 1, 2020
Days left to Apply166
Applicants have 166 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2020.
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|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to State University of New York at New Paltz and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.