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

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Beginning in Fall 2022, all new students (including graduate students) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to move into residential housing or attend class unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption to the vaccine. “Full vaccination” refers to the primary vaccination series (more details are provided in the link below). Learn More

Report Card

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

About

7777 STATE ROUTE 30
PAUL SMITHS, NY 12970
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Yankee Small College Conference
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
67%
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
$23,608 / 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
$23,252 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 23 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

Online Programs Offered
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
    47%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
650 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
37%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 3 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • BEAUTIFUL
    48%
  • Experiential
    24%
  • Desolate
    10%
  • Spectacular
    10%
  • Charismatic
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%

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