Paul Smith's College Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 222 reviews
I took exactly one class online, and it was about an hour, and it was the most excruciating hour of my life. The professor had the charisma that would fill a lecture hall well, but translated to a sort of, youtube “how-to” tutorial online
The college has a interesting cast of professors, ranging from reasonably strict to “fun uncle.” The food is good, the views are gorgeous, the students are only sometimes racist, what more could you want
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.
The internet at PSC is honestly quite fast for the isolated location. Many professors are older and technology poses a challenge to them. But they will try their best to help you learn. If possible attend in person as that is proven to be better. But they will actively engage with you if you are online
Beautiful campus and outstanding professors. Administration could do better at listening to the needs of the students but the professors more than make up for it.
I love the environment and how they use the Adirondacks to help with their students education. I would like to see a change in the administration a little.
Excellent experience at PSC and the Environmental Science programs are the best in this Adirondack location. I could not have learned this much in a classroom setting. The knowledge gained living at a college that teaches and lets you understand by having first hand experience is by far more that I could have imagined. Best decision I made to transfer to Paul Smiths College.
I love the class sizes! The Campus is beautiful! I wished they had a tennis team while I was going there.
Great Community, Great environment. Teachers very knowledgeable. Weather cold but already knew that.
This college is okay, not what I wanted though. The academic side is terrible. I've repeated everything at least 2 times in all my Labs for Culinary, not learning anything new.
I've been to Paul Smith's college five times with my high school and then on my own visit and at my SOAR meeting I'm going here for aboriculture and Landscape Management. I have not chosen any other college.
Great teachers and environment. Really enjoyed my freshman year very excited about learning even more in my sophomore yr.
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.
The campus is beautiful. Paul Smith's also provide a unique learning environment with unique learning opportunities that you just cant get elsewhere. It also has an ample supply of opportunities for student activity or clubs. Safety and Title IX are stressed to be one of the most important rules for attending.
It is a great school and beautiful campus. All staff are helpful and supportive. The classes are small and you receive individualized attention. There are many things to do. Many classes are outdoors and they are many opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. It is located in the Northern Adirondack Mountains.
Paul Smiths is a beautiful place to learn! There are hands on classes and excellent professors to assist.
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.