Paul Smith's College is a private college located in Paul Smiths, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 760 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Paul Smith's College acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Forestry, Natural Resources Conservation and Management, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 51% of students, Paul Smith's College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
Most Popular Majors
Natural Resources Conservation and Management33 Graduates
Culinary Arts and Food Service24 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies22 Graduates
Wildlife and Fisheries Management22 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities20 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management18 Graduates
Baking and Pastry Arts16 Graduates
Environmental Science12 Graduates
Surveying Technician9 Graduates
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Paul Smith's College Reviews
I like the small school feel. You really get to know everyone well and make lasting friendships. Most people going to Paul Smiths have similar desires and interests. This makes it easy to find a friend that you can connect with. Location is whar separates this college from most. It is beautiful. Yes, it does get cold, but you are likely the type of person who has been outside enough to cope with the cold if you are going to Paul Smiths. Academically you get to know each of your professors very well. With small class sizes and labs there is a unique hands-on learning experience that other colleges just can’t match. One thing I would change is the food selection. There just isn’t much to choose from and what is prepared isn’t in that great of quality. The library is a great environment to get homework and studying done.
My experience here so far has been great. It's a really hands on college, which is how I learn. I am going for an associates from here because I cannot afford the bachelors so I am hoping I get my associates degree from here. My grades weren't the best but the tutoring here has really helped and I am planning to go to more tutoring this upcoming semester. I have made my circle of friends and I am really glad to have them.
Paul Smith's is a wonderful place. As I continue to excel in academics; I find it as a result of the excellent support the professors provide. Hands on experience while learning helps students like me, learn more about the topics they study. In addition, the various types of people you meet in a small community like Paul Smith's become lifelong friends.