Some benefits of attending the State University of New York at New Paltz include access to intercollegiate and intramural athletics, recreation, on-campus arts and culture, and a variety of student activities. These activities include student clubs, fraternities and sororities, and student organizations. Additionally, the university offers study abroad programs and a career resource center for alumni and pending graduates. The college rated as one of the top 75 "Best Value" colleges by "The Princeton Review."
SUNY New Paltz features six schools within the university and 143 degree programs. The schools include the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Fine & Performing Arts and the Graduate School. The study abroad programs send students to countries such as Egypt, France, Spain, Japan and Australia.
On-campus culture and arts exposure include the Dorsky Museum, the McKenna Theatre and the Distinguished Speaker Series. Among the large number of clubs the school features the Caribbean Club, the Bare Bones Theatre Company, Debate Club, Dance Team and Gaming Society as well as Ice Hockey Club, Equestrian Club and Yoga Club.
The universities sports teams include men's and women's basketball, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, women's lacrosse and field hockey.