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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Paul Smith's College is a private college located in Paul Smiths, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 844 undergraduate students. The Paul Smith's College acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Forestry, Natural Resource Management, and Culinary Arts and Food Service. Graduating 45% of students, Paul Smith's College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
About Paul Smith's College...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

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

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$27,390/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,012/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,482/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,118/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,524/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,374/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • BEAUTIFUL
    50%
  • Experiential
    22%
  • Desolate
    11%
  • Spectacular
    11%
  • Charismatic
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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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.
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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.