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Paul Smith's College
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  • 4 Year
  • PAUL SMITHS, NY

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

7777 STATE ROUTE 30
PAUL SMITHS, NY 12970
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From Paul Smith's College

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.

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Paul Smith's College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
880-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,632 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,725 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 27 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 27 responses

Majors

Sustainable Tourism Management Master's program in New York State

academic spotlight

Paul Smith’s College launches first and only Sustainable Tourism Management Master’s program in New York State

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
654 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Explorers
    33%
  • Country
    17%
  • Outgoing
    17%
  • Stressed
    17%
  • Unenthusiastic
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 7 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • BEAUTIFUL
    52%
  • Experiential
    20%
  • Desolate
    8%
  • Spectacular
    8%
  • Charismatic
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Isolating
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
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