New York City is one of the most popular student destinations in the world thanks to its first-rate education options, awe-inspiring sights and unparalleled cultural touchstones. Yet enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City comes with a very real price: the cost.
However, for students wanting to spend some time in New York at a far more affordable price, there are some great options for studying just outside of the city in a far more peaceful setting while still getting to enjoy and explore the Empire State, the Met, Central Park and the hundreds of other spectacles NYC can offer.
SUNY New Paltz’s campus during Spring
One such place we would like to highlight is New Paltz, a vibrant, historic town in New York State’s Hudson Valley region, midway between Albany and New York City. With quality education at an affordable price and only 90 minutes from New York City, international students should be considering the State University of New York at New Paltz, a public university in the charming village of New Paltz.
To contact a representative from SUNY New Paltz directly and find out more, simply fill in the form below.
Where is New Paltz?
New Paltz, New York has been ranked by Buzzfeed as one of the top 10 best small towns in the USA, and it’s easy to see why, considering the area’s fascinating history, easygoing feel and stunning rural sights.
New Paltz (population 14,003) is an exceptional location, far enough from New York City that you can focus on your studies with few distractions, but close enough to explore the Big Apple whenever you feel like it, just a 90 minute bus ride.
A peaceful, pleasant town full of history, New Paltz has attracted visitors for centuries thanks to its abundant natural resources, scenic beauty and inviting climate. Its outdoor attractions including trails for hikers and cyclists offer outstanding views of the Hudson Valley. SUNY New Paltz’s campus itself offers beautiful views of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a huge variety of restaurants, shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues.
Why the State University of New York at New Paltz?
Now while New Paltz is a lovely place to live and spend some time, students’ first consideration should of course be the academics on offer, and this is where SUNY New Paltz really stands out, being judged to be one of the top 10 best public universities in the Northeast by the U.S. News & World Report.
This quality education remains at a good price too, as SUNY New Paltz is committed to providing high quality, affordable education to students from all social and economic backgrounds. They even off a 50% tuition undergraduate scholarship for international students specifically.
The Atrium at Night
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a creative, diverse, challenging and supportive environment where you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion and begin your path. They offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences which serve as a core for professional programs in the fine and performing arts, education, health care, business, and engineering.
Check out some of the State University of New York at New Paltz’s rankings here.
This quality education remains at a good price too, as SUNY New Paltz is committed to providing high quality, affordable education to students from all social and economic backgrounds. The Princeton Review ranked SUNY New Paltz as one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities and included it among the Top 75 public, four-year institutions of higher education in the U.S. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked the college in the Top 100 best values in the nation.
MBA students hard at work
One of SUNY New Paltz’s most popular programs for international students is the Haggerty English Language Program, which as the name suggests is a high-quality program in Intensive English, in addition to a unique Pathway level which directly leads to full-time study toward an undergraduate or graduate degree for conditionally admitted students to SUNY New Paltz, as well as to the nearby Culinary Institute of America.
Students studying in the SUNY New Paltz Haggerty English Language Program get the best of both worlds: that small-town American college experience surrounded by beautiful Insta-perfect mountain views, with easy access to New York City just an hour and a half away. It is the perfect introduction to the United States and an excellent way to sharpen your language skills too.
If you are curious about this English program, or any other facets of being an international student at SUNY New Paltz, consider contacting one of their Student Ambassadors - it’s free, easy and you don’t have to leave your computer either!
Otherwise, to contact a representative from SUNY New Paltz directly and find out more, simply fill in the form below.