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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  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 731 undergraduate students. The Paul Smith's College acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Forestry, and Natural Resources Conservation and Management. Graduating 48% of students, Paul Smith's College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,600.
7777 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
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Paul Smith's College Rankings

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Paul Smith's College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,132/ 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
$20,511/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

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
    22%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
731Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
33%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • BEAUTIFUL
    47%
  • Experiential
    26%
  • Desolate
    11%
  • Spectacular
    11%
  • Charismatic
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%

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The location of Paul Smiths is not for the faint of heart it really does get cold in the winter times. But if you find something to do the time you spend there is worth it. Not many other will have the experience of nature like you will at PSC. The food tends to be subpar so don't be afraid to cook for yourself. The academics at PSC are not overly difficult but the administration can be at times. If you find a professor you like talk with them. Go to their office hours and ask questions they will remember that in the end. If you seek to apply yourself and challenge yourself the professors will help you do that and advance your opportunities. The professors really do care about what you learn at PSC not how well you can remember it but how you can apply it.
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Paul Smith's college is very unique due to its location, majors, and overall status. The college is located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, which benefits its wide variety of science majors. Because of the college being somewhat 'off the grid' there is not much to do outside of campus, unless you travel to a nearby town. Overall, the college is academically amazing, and inspiring to many people.
I love being able to get outside in the Adirondack's! Amazing location near Lake Placid and Whiteface mountain. Professor's are very helpful and guiding. People will go above and beyond to help you because it's a tight knit campus community.