State University of New York at New Paltz: Narrative Description

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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ P-24

75 South Manheim Blvd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Tel: (845)257-2121
Admissions: (845)257-3210
Fax: (845)257-3209
Web Site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1828. Setting: 216-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4900 per student. Total enrollment: 7,603. Faculty: 686 (294 full-time, 392 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 11,359 applied, 40% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 6 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 49 student government officers. Full-time: 5,430 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 761 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 40 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Mid-Hudson Area. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, portfolio for art program, audition for music and theater programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/31, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 12/15, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $870 full-time, $25.70 per credit part-time, $125 per term part-time. College room and board: $6860. College room only: $4240. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 135 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Outing Club, intramurals, Residence Hall Student Association, Student Art Alliance. Major annual events: Rainbow Month Semi-Formal, Spirit Weekend, Homecoming Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety seminars. 3,012 college housing spaces available; 2,970 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Sojourner Truth Library with 525,296 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 1,253 serials, 1,564 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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