At A Glance

Through experiential learning and real-world applications, PSC delivers hands-on education for a meaningful life.

ENGAGING ACADEMICS

Bachelor’s degree programs

Associate’s degree programs

50+ professors including:
Carnegie Foundation NYS Professor of the Year
Fulbright Scholar
Expertise ranging from DNA purification to running kitchens in 4-star resorts

A LEGACY OF IMPACT

  • Founded in 1946
  • Built on the site of the 1859 Paul Smith’s Hotel
  • The first wilderness resort in the Adirondacks
  • Vacation destination for early-20th century celebrities and world leaders
  • Pioneers of Adirondack culture and cuisine
  • $75 million regional contribution
  • Home to the Adirondack Watershed Institute, preserving lakes & waterways since 1992

EXTRAORDINARY LAKESIDE CAMPUS

  • 14,000 acres in the middle of the Adirondacks
  • Sustainable residential campus on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake
  • Convenient to nearby resort towns Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, and an easy drive to Montreal

ENTERPRISING STUDENTS

  • Approximately 900 students
  • 46% are the first in their families to attend college
  • 63% men | 37% women
  • 34% out-of-state/international

 

  • 9% identify as minorities
  • 5% are military veterans
  • 98% receive scholarships, grants and other financial assistance

PROVEN QUALITY

  • Paul Smith’s College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • The AAS in Culinary Arts is accredited by the  American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • The BS in Forestry and the AAS in Forest Technology programs are accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • The Surveying Technology program is accredited by the by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of http://www.abet.org/
  • Additionally, the College-owned forest is certified by the SmartWood Program, a certification organization accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council

AT PAUL SMITH'S COLLEGE, IT'S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

  • Culinary Arts students spend hours chopping, braising & baking in commercial kitchens, including two on-campus training restaurants
  • Forestry students help manage thousands of acres of land, then transform fresh timber into finished boards in our sawmill
  • Environmental Science students produce leading-edge research used by state officials to maintain public health
  • Hospitality students work with regional business owners to craft and implement marketing strategies
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs develop actionable, award-winning business plans
  • Watershed Stewards interact with property owners, public officials, nonprofits and the public to combat aquatic invasive species
  • With 20+ degree programs, the examples are endless

What’s the result? No matter which field they choose, our capable, experienced Smitties are always in demand.