1828 as the New Paltz Classic Academy, New Paltz is the 99th oldest collegiate institution in the country
Donald P. Christian, B. S. in Wildlife Biology, and M. S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from Michigan State University
New Paltz, NY; (population 11,300) in Mid-Hudson, midway between Albany and NYC
257 acres set in the beautiful Hudson River Valley, settled next to one of the nation's oldest streets with its original houses just blocks from campus; 39 non-residence buildings, 14 residence halls.
Very competitive, 4-year, co-ed, residential, regional college, state assisted, liberal arts/professional/technical studies
Academic Programs & Schools
New Paltz is a comprehensive, regional college conferring both the baccalaureate and master degrees. In addition, pre-doctoral certification in Educational Supervision and Administration is offered. The college consists of the Schools of Education, Fine and Performing Arts, Business, Science and Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs offered at New Paltz.
There are over 800 leadership opportunities for students, more than 130 clubs and organizations for student involvement, NCAA Division III athletics, national renowned fine and performing arts programs.
Our total enrollment for Fall 2009 was 7,957 with 6,554 undergraduates and 1,403 graduates.
Faculty - Fall 2009
325 full-time, 83% holding a Ph.D. or terminal degree
Student-to-Faculty Ratio, Fall 2009
Middle States, New York, National Association of Schools of Music, American Chemical Society, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology, American Speech-Language & Hearing Assn, Computer Sciences Accreditation Board, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Theatre, NCATE.