History, Affiliations and Rankings
The State University of New York or SUNY in the town of New Paltz, was established as a public university in the year 1828. Originally, it was named New Paltz Classical School. In the year 1833, it was recognized as an academy and finally in the year 1938 the institution become an official college with a proper four-year curriculum. SUNY New Paltz has received accreditations from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Music, Middle State Commission on Higher Education, and National Association of School of Theatre. The State University of New York, SUNY has scored a rank of #349 in Times Higher US Colleges Rankings 2022 and #31 in Regional Universities North Rankings by US News and World Report for the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
SUNY New Paltz university campus area has spread over a 26 acre located at New Paltz, NY. Academic blocks and administrative buildings are located on one side of the campus along with performing arts venues. The State University of New York’s 64 campuses are distributed into four categories, based on educational mission, degree offered and the kinds of academic opportunities available. SUNY campus has dining halls, multiple fields and courts for sports activities, a library, a food court and an art museum. New Paltz town itself is a much more vibrant place. There are several schools and colleges that are part of New Paltz like the School of Business, School of Education, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Science and Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts & Science. SUNY offers students a wide diversity of educational options like short-term vocational/technical courses, certificate programs, associate degree programs, bachelor degree programs, graduate degrees, and post-doctoral studies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
SUNY New Paltz encourages research and innovation. The University is ranked 14th largest producer of research among public and private universities, placing it only behind Harvard and Cornell University. Biomedical research advances, the invention of MRI technology, the discovery of the causes of Lyme disease and the first implantable heart pacemaker are some of the research accomplishments of SUNY. There have been numerous notable alumni who bring laurels to the university including Helen K Garber (Photographer), Vinny Guadagnino (Actor), Andy Shernoff (Musician), Alex Storozynski (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist) and Robert Kyncl (YouTube CBO).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
6807 students are studying undergraduate programs and 950 students are enrolled in the postgraduate programs out of a total no. of approx 8000 students. International students come from 40 countries. IBM, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Wells Fargo, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, EY, Google, Deloitte, NBC Universal, Microsoft and Accenture visit the campus of SUNY for the campus recruitment drive.