- 4 Year
- PAUL SMITHS, NY
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- Academicsgrade B minus
- Valuegrade C+
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade C minus
- Party Scenegrade C
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade C+
Our academics + our faculty + our location = a college experience you can’t get anywhere else.
With approximately 700 students, Paul Smith’s is a tight-knit, supportive, and conscientiously “green” college community. We offer 20+ bachelor’s and five associate degree programs, as well as two master’s.
Nine out of ten Smitties—that’s what we call Paul Smith’s alumni—land a job or go to grad school within six months of graduation. Our connections run deep, whether it’s with the natural environment or with local businesses in nearby world-famous Lake Placid. Paul Smith’s College graduates gain real-world experience through personal, hands-on learning, and go on to be environmental policymakers, park rangers, resort managers, and Fortune 500 CEOs.
Paul Smith's College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Wildlife and Fisheries Management31 Graduates
- Natural Resources Conservation and Management30 Graduates
- Forestry22 Graduates
- Environmental Science18 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities15 Graduates
- Baking and Pastry Arts13 Graduates
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies13 Graduates
- Biology10 Graduates
- Culinary Arts and Food Service10 Graduates
- Surveying Technician8 Graduates
Sustainable Tourism Management Master's program in New York State
Paul Smith’s College launches first and only Sustainable Tourism Management Master’s program in New York State
- Mix of Online and on Campus47%
- On Campus53%
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Paul Smith's College Reviews
The reason for the 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 is because over the last few years, there have been issues on a faculty and administrative level. Lack of response to student concerns or issues on and around campus, as well as a lack of responsibility concerning the student body. (i.e ignoring reports, concerns, etc.)
-BEAUTIFUL campus. It's gorgeous.
-Small campus, too. Takes probably 5 minutes to walk from my dorm to the whole other end of campus. Roads are well maintained.
-Sustainability is a big deal here, the campus is actually environmentally conscious.
-Trails on the VIC are great
-Saranac Lake isn't a far drive
- I love all my classes and especially my professors, I'm taking 19 credits with very little workload
-The people here are generally super cool as well
-LOADS of potential for outdoor stuff
-Food really isn't that great. The hutch is pretty good for grab and go meals
-Library hours suck. It closes at 8pm on weekdays and is barely even open on the weekend
-Mainly because of COVID, little to no party life and not much to do.
- Campus safety is too sparse. The building is always locked due to COVID, I'm aware of only a single blue light on campus