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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science State Routes 30 and 86 Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Phone: (518) 327-6000
  • General Information
    About Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

    Whether your passion is forestry or the culinary arts, hospitality or biology, natural resources or business, for over 60 years Paul Smith's has provided the experience to launch your life. And while our range of two- and four-year degrees is diverse, everything we teach is based on the same principle: That actually doing is a critical part of learning. With immediate access to not just the natural wonders of the Adirondack Park but also the bustling resort community of Lake Placid at your doorstep, you'll get up-close and personal with your chosen field in a safe, world-class setting. Our 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio means that you'll get that experience with the personal attention that will bring out your best. That commitment to experiential learning works: more than 9 of 10 Paul Smith's alums land jobs in their chosen fields or go to grad school within six months of graduation.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 561
    Percent Admitted N/A%
    Men Admitted 80%
    Women Admitted 64%
    Full Time Retention Rate 65%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 985
    Native American 7.0
    Asian 8.0
    African American 32.0
    Hispanic 18.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 983
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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