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State University of New York at New Paltz Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into State University of New York at New Paltz? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,084 out of 14,655 applicants or 42% were admitted making State University of New York at New Paltz a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,967 5,688 14,655
Accepted 3,950 2,134 6,084
Acceptance Rate 44% 38% 42%
Enrolled 706 373 1,079
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 17% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to State University of New York at New Paltz and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that State University of New York at New Paltz regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to State University of New York at New Paltz.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1110 1290
SAT Reading 560 660
SAT Math 550 620
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 22 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >55%
25 to 27 Avg + 42%-55%
23 to 25 Avg - 30%-42%
21 to 23 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 21 Low <20%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >55%
1200 to 1290 Avg + 42%-55%
1110 to 1200 Avg - 30%-42%
1020 to 1110 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1020 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

State University of New York at New Paltz has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to State University of New York at New Paltz and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.