Paul Smith’s College is the only private four-year college inside the Adirondack Park, six million acres of breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife and endless outdoor adventure in upstate New York. For nearly 70 years, we’ve welcomed students just like you, young men and women looking for a well-rounded, hands-on, career-building education in an incomparable setting. We encourage you to visit us and get a taste of college life in the Adirondacks.
The Paul Smith’s Difference
Too many colleges and universities are stuck in a cookie-cutter educational model that relies heavily on classroom lectures and exams. The only cookie cutters you’ll find at Paul Smith’s are the professional-grade baking equipment in our culinary arts training kitchens. Our unique approach to education is a combination of traditional and experiential learning:
- If you’re a forestry major, you'll play a role in the sustainable management of the college's 14,000-acre property.
- If you’re a fisheries and wildlife science major, you will learn to tag and track different species.
- If you’re a business and entrepreneurship major, you will write a working business plan for a local operation.
At Paul Smith’s, it’s all about the experience. And the experience you will gain in our student-run campus restaurant, our environmental research centers and the natural living laboratory of the Adirondacks is exactly what you need to embark on a rewarding and successful career.
Visit & Apply
Schedule a campus visit and experience the Paul Smith’s difference for yourself. Contact our friendly admissions officers at (800) 421-2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.