SUNY–New Paltz is a public institution that was founded in 1828. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,554, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 257 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY–New Paltz’s ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 33.
SUNY NEW PALTZ
The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 350 acres in the small town of New Paltz, New York. There are thirteen residence halls, centered mostly in two quads. The main campus has two dozen academic buildings, including the Haggerty Administration Building, a lecture hall, Old Main, Sojourner Truth Library, one main dining hall, a Student Union Building, and extensive gymnasium and sports areas.
SUNY at New Paltz currently offers bachelors and master’s degrees, with over 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate degree programs. Currently, almost 8,000 students attend SUNY at New Paltz-over 6,200 undergraduates and over 1,600 graduate students.
SUNY New Paltz has men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. The mascot for the college’s sports teams is the hawk.
The student governance is operated by the Student Association, which funds most student activities through a mandatory fee. There are many clubs and fraternities and sororities. In addition, there is also an on-campus government, the Residence Hall Student Association (R.H.S.A.), whose president is currently Ranysha Ware.
The college has an auxiliary services corporation common to many state campuses in New York, called College Auxiliary Services, Inc. (CAS). This on-campus company operates the dining halls and bookstore, as well as being the source of discretionary funds for spending by the college president and the R.H.S.A.
The college has a Foundation and an active Alumni Association.
The college’s official student newspaper is called The Oracle.
The college’s radio station, WFNP, is known as “The Edge”. It broadcasts part time at FM 88.7, and also streams online. Its public service announcement program is called the “voicebox of the Valley”.
At SUNY–New Paltz, 51.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,774.
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