Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #1 - Culinary: This campus takes great pride in the world of culinary and baking. We have an on-campus bakery and restaurant that serves up delicious gourmet meals.
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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #1 - Culinary: This campus takes great pride in the world of culinary and baking. We have an on-campus bakery and restaurant that serves up delicious gourmet meals.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #2 - An overview of Paul Smith's College's Campus is gorgeous and a good way to showcase how lucky we are to be located on Lower St. Regis in the middle of the Adirondack State Park in Upstate, N.Y.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #3 - Our stagecoach proudly situated in front of our gorgeous Joan Weill Adirondack Library as we honor the heritage of our college.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #4 - Foresty Department:Our experiential learning is sure to assist our forestry department in bettering their skills and having real-life experience for the next stage of life. Here you see them using a log-loader to enhance their skills in the field.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #5 - Environment & Society: This department provides real-life experience and degrees to students that are interested in the world around them. Check out our recreation students exploring some mountains right in our "backyard".
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #6 - Business & Hospitality: Business and Hospitality is a staple here at Paul Smith's College as the area was previously a hotel prior to becoming a college.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #7 - Natural Sciences: The joy of our location is proven daily in our Natural Science Department. Many labs and classes are able to study right outside the doors of our academic buildings. We are surrounded by a living, learning, and working environment that is often used for studying and labs in all areas of this department.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Photo #8 - The Paul Smith's College Visitor's Interpretative Center is right around the corner from our campus. A gorgeous place to visit all year-round.
  • The Paul Smith's College community provides an experiential educational environment that encourages students to be actively engaged in their own learning experience by fostering creative, ethical and intellectual growth.

School Highlights

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science serves 681 students (97% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,160
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
158 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 5:1 over five years.
The Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
681 students
1,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
662 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
19 students
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
696 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
650 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
12 students
25 students
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NY All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
18 students
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
1 students
42 students
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NY All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
773 students
408 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
4%
23%
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% Black
2%
17%
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% White
88%
43%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.22
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
30%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.59%
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,200
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $30,160 is more than the state average of $16,274. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$30,160
$16,274
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$22,751
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,250
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
67%
72%
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SAT Reading
480
476
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SAT Math
480
495
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SAT Writing
445
485
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ACT Composite
21
22
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ACT English
18
19
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ACT Math
20
20
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
11 sports
Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Adventure Sports Club, Anime and Gaming Club, Bass Fishing Club, Beekeeping Club, Cheerleading Club, Culinary Club, DECA, FFA Club, Fish and Game Club, Forestry Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lady Bobcats Rugby, Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), Osgood Pond Club, PSC Pride, PSC Snowcats, Rugby (Men's), Society of American Foresters (SAF), Veterans Club, Wildlife Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Disc Golf
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Paul Smith's College is set in the Adirondacks of Northern New York amid awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling lakes and lush forests. The main campus of the 14,200 acre property is on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, providing a safe, comfortable and invigorating environment to obtain baccalaureate or associate degrees. Students may choose from a variety of four-and two- year degree programs. Bachelor's programs include Biology, Business, Culinary Arts and Service Management, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, Natural Resources, and Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism (RATE). Alternatively, careers also start with Associate degrees in programs such as Business, Culinary Arts, Forest Recreation or Forest Technician, Liberal Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Outdoor Recreation, Surveying, or Urban Tree Management. Our small class sizes allow each student to realize his or her potential. The 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means teachers, mentors, and advisors are always close at hand to listen and encourage individual growth. And, although our community is small, our scope extends far beyond the Adirondacks. Paul Smith's College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science cost?
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science's private state tuition is approximately $30,160.
What is the acceptance rate of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science?
The acceptance rate of Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is 67%, which is lower than the state average of 72%.
What sports does Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science offer?
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science offers 11 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Climbing, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Soccer and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,160
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

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