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SUNY New Paltz

poliscinerdpoliscinerd Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in SUNY - General
New Paltz is definitely my number one school but I feel like there's a 50/50 shot of me getting in. If I don't, I'm definitely going to try to transfer after my first year somewhere else. So, A) Could you "chance" me and B) If you go or anyone you know goes to New Paltz, how do you all like it?

Senior,F,Long Island

GPA- around 87
1 AP Sophmore year, 2 AP's and college class Junior year, 2 AP's and 2 college classes Senior year. Everything else is advanced/honors, except for math (my weak point).

SAT- 1710/1090...retaking
ACT-25

Extracurricular- Mock Trial Team (won an award in a school-wide)

That's pretty much it :/

Thank you for your help and sorry if this is the wrong forum or whatever!
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Replies to: SUNY New Paltz

  • bextreme1bextreme1 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Don't worry too much about the GPA, it's way overblown. Your SAT and ACT scores need to be higher though. My son had an 84 avg. and 1300 SAT and 30 ACT and was accepted last year. It also depends on what you tell them you want to major in. It can be easier if it's computer science or engineering as I don't think they get as many applicants in those fields. Can't hurt to apply...the worst they can do is say no!
  • nysmilenysmile Registered User Posts: 5,850 Senior Member
    http://www.newpaltz.edu/oir/cds_c.pdf
    ^here's the link to their Common Data Set.

    You're GPA and ACT score are within their range. Retake the ACT and earn a higher composite in order to increase your chances. As of now, your ACT 25 puts you right at their 50% range of accepted students.

    With your current stats, you have a chance, but the decision could easily go either way.
  • LilyMoonLilyMoon Registered User Posts: 1,832 Senior Member
    My son is at New Paltz and loves it. It's a great school. If you have any questions I could ask him for you.
  • hudsonvalley51hudsonvalley51 Registered User Posts: 2,474 Senior Member
    bextreme1 -- I think the OP is correct in judging his chances to be about 50/50 at this time. Her 87 average puts her at about the 35% percentile of admitted students, and as nysmile noted her ACT score is at the mid-point. Fortunately, she has taken a reasonably rigorous schedule of courses and that will work in her favor. If she works hard on bringing her senior grades up and improves her test scores she'll stand a much better chance.

    Your son had an ACT score that was in the top 4% of his NP class. That helped a lot in off-setting his 15th percentile (approx) GPA. I'm guessing he might have challenged himself with some demanding math and science courses in high school also?
  • ddotjonddotjon Registered User Posts: 646 Member
    Also, the male/female ratio of students is heavily female, so it is reasonable to understand that a male applicant with a lower GPA stands to gain admission more readily than a female applicant.
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