Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

79 Faculty Members | 11:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Paul Smith's College actively educates students to become productive citizens by combining experiential and traditional instruction through our commitment to discovery, discipline, and creativity. Our Paul Smith's College community, residing within the Adirondack Park, promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$27,621

Out of state

$27,621
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 42.0% $4,636
State/local grants 52.0% $3,815
Institutional grants 99.0% $12,682
Loans 88.0% $8,639

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
      • A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Environmental Biology
      • A program that focuses on the scientific study of the origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and natural history of living populations, communities, species, and ecosystems in relation to dynamic environmental processes. Includes instruction in biodiversity, molecular genetic and genomic evolution, mesoscale ecology, computational biology and modeling, conservation biology, local and global environmental change, and restoration ecology. See other colleges that offer this major
  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
    • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
      • A program that prepares individuals to serve as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities. Includes instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
    • Surveying Technology/Surveying
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features; and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography. See other colleges that offer this major
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
    • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
      • A program that focuses on the principles and practices relating to the administration of food service systems in institutional settings, and that prepares individuals to manage such operations in public and private facilities. Includes instruction in human nutrition, food safety, the design and organization of food service systems, purchasing, personnel management, and related business practices. See other colleges that offer this major
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
      • Instructional programs that derive from two or more distinct programs to provide a cross-cutting focus on a subject concentration that is not subsumed under a single discipline or occupational field. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
      • A program that focuses on the principles underlying recreational and leisure activities, and the practices involved in providing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and services for the general public. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
    • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
      • A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
      • A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
72.74%
  • Apply 1,240
  • Accepted 902
  • Attend 195

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$30
Graduate
No information

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Recommended
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
35%
Male Students
65%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian86.64%
  2. Hispanic/Latino4.41%
  3. Black3.24%
  4. Not Specified2.46%
  5. American Indian/Alaska Native1.43%
  6. Two Or More Ethnicities0.91%
  7. Asian0.78%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.13%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

875

Undergraduate students

875

Attendance breakdown

Full time
99%
Part time
1%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Golf
Female sports:
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Other Sports
    • Soccer
    • Basketball
    • Bowling
    • Golf
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Skiing
    • Female

    • Other Sports
    • Soccer
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
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