A 2020 evaluation by The U.S. News & World Report of 1,582 colleges and universities has one Hudson Valley college receiving quite a few highly regarded rankings.

In the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, SUNY New Paltz moved into the number 6 ranking among all public universities in the North region.  In addition to that ranking, New Paltz was named in 11 other specialized lists, including a 14 spot jump among all public and private non-doctoral colleges in the Northeast region.

SUNY New Paltz was also ranked among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs, and Best Undergraduate Engineering programs - a distinction across the SUNY system that is held by few other schools.

Other categories where New Paltz ranked in the 2022 guide include the following:

  • Most Innovative Schools:  Number 19 in the Northeast *the school's first appearance on this list
  • Best Colleges for Veterans:  Number 9 in the Northeast
  • Top Performers in Social Mobility:  Number 35 in the Northeast
  • Best Value in Schools:  Number 57 in the Northeast
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching:  Number 18 in the Northeast

Many of the above listed rankings are not new for SUNY New Paltz, as the college has been honored in a number of the categories outside of the Innovative category in prior years.

On the graduate side of the house, SUNY New Paltz also made the U.S. News & Word Report rankings of the nation's best graduate programs for their MBA Program, Best Business Schools, MFA Program, Best Fine Arts Programs, and was also featured for Speech-Language Pathology.

Polling and evaluation methods vary across the categories, and is what allows U.S. News & World Report to provide the rankings for such specialized categories.  A comprehensive breakdown of methodology along with a complete list of rankings can be found here.  To read the college's announcement of the report, and a statement from the President, click here.

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