SUNY New Paltz ranked no. 2 most affordable LGBTQ-friendly school in New York

Campus community members at the New Paltz Pride Parade, 2019

New Paltz came in at No. 2 in New York State (and first in NY among four-year colleges) in a new higher education report that cross references tuition prices and LGBTQ+ support on campus.

Student Loan Hero, an education platform that offers financial tools to help current and former students manage debt, had SUNY New Paltz at No. 29 overall in its nationwide survey of affordable, LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

This list compares tuition data against an index created by the nonprofit organization Campus Pride, which evaluates colleges on a one-to-five-star scale based on policies, administrative support, community involvement and other factors.

New Paltz maintains a 4.5-star rating on Campus Pride, which is the highest rating in the SUNY system.


About the LGBTQ+ Community at SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz offers an array of support services for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff, including an LGBTQ Coordinator dedicated to providing broad support for the community, a full events series, and an Allies Program designed to build a network of support and communication on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

There are many additional resources and opportunities available to New Paltz students, including gender-inclusive housing, a simple and transparent chosen/preferred name policy, and a number of active student organizations, among others.


About Student Loan Hero

Student Loan Hero was founded in 2012 to help borrowers organize, manage and repay their student loan debt. In addition to financial comparison tools, the site also includes a blog that aims to educate prospective, current and post-graduation college students and families. Student Loan Hero was purchased by LendingTreeĀ® in 2018.