It's About the Experience.

Inspiring faculty. A one-of-a-kind campus. Lessons that last. 

At Paul Smith's, we set the standard in experiential learning - the idea that doing is an important part of learning. It's a concept at the core of everything we do, and at the heart of our students' success. 

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Get You Into Your Field

Experience is often the best teacher. At Paul Smith's, you'll be doing while you're learning.

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Hundreds of students turn out for Day of Service

Tuesday, April 22

Paul Smith's College senior Ellen Weaver helps clean up the grounds of the Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter in Saranac Lake, N.Y.


@theVIC Tuesday, April 22, through Monday, April 28

Friends of the VIC

Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution. 

Thursday, April 24 – Volunteers and Friends of the VIC Potluck

Friends of the VIC and volunteers of the VIC are welcome. Bring a dish to pass.  We will meet for hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. Please RSVP.  Read more »


SAM Fest coming Saturday!

Paul Smith's College and TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style talks Saturday, April 26, at the Paul Smith's College VIC. 

The event, called SAM Fest – for science, art and music – will feature musical performances by North Country musicians; presentations on Adirondack climate by faculty and students; exhibits of traditional folk and visual arts; maple syrup and refreshments; and a showing of "Green Fire," an award-winning documentary on Aldo Leopold.  Read more »


Class is out and service is in on Earth Day

April 17, 2014

PAUL SMITHS -- This Earth Day, Paul Smith's College students won't be in class - they'll spread out across the northern Adirondacks, lending a hand to several different community groups and non-profit organizations. Read more »


While the rest of the human world sleeps, a Paul Smith’s College freshman and his research partner sit in silence on the muddy bank of a small pond, headlamps illuminating the notebooks on their laps.

Based on their experiences outside of the classroom, nine out of 10 Paul Smith's grads get work in their chosen field or go to grad school within six months of graduation.

In the Adirondacks, sustainability is a way of life – and it's incorporated into the fabric of Paul Smith’s College. Whether our curriculum, our organic maple syrup, our campus garden, or our surroundings, we take going green seriously.

Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

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