A term that I have used in abundance during my days at New Paltz. The "New Paltz Hot" phenomenon is when an attractive woman will lower her dating standards to accommodate to the male selection at New Paltz. It epitomizes the Darwinian struggle. New Paltz statistics are against you from the beginning. With a school that's 70% women and 30% men, you're bound to run into some problems. While a 7:3 ratio may seem appealing at first, let's dig a little deeper into the real percentages. Looks can be deceiving in more ways than one. Of those 30% men, half of them are either gay, bi, or confused. You're left with a cumulative 15%. You soon begin to question whether guys you would never have found attractive prior to the New Paltz experience are actually attractive. This disillusionment will continue to grow with each progressive year you attend school. Soon, you find yourself dating a burnout, wanna-be rapper with no sense of direction. A true catch. The "New Paltz Hot" cannot be evaded. Your only defense is to go back home, or to other colleges, as often as possible.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Synonyms may include but are not limited to: Real-world ugly, New Paltz handicap, "okay-looking," the "I-don't-know-what-I-was-thinking" summer break realization, etc.
Sam: "I've questioned as to whether or not I should turn lesbian just to better my chances. Still single as fuck. "
Amanda: "New Paltz problems."

Stefanie: "Why can't I find a boyfriend?"
Lisa: "It's not you, it's New Paltz."

Jennifer: "I need your opinion, is this guy "real-world" hot or just New Paltz hot?"
Katie: "I don't know... I can't tell the difference anymore."
by NewPaltzProblems October 19, 2012
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A term used to describe females lowering their standards when it comes to choosing men, while attending SUNY New Paltz due to the fact that attractive men are very scarce. This drastic decline in taste effects these young women for the rest of their lives; they will continue to believe that unattractive men are indeed attractive.
Nikki- Hey, did you see that dirty guy on that stoop next to Fat Bob's? He's kinda hot.
Valerie- Yeah, but only "New Paltz Hot".
by zzz123 May 9, 2009
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