At A Glance

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

ENGAGING ACADEMICS

17 Bachelor’s degree programs

7 Associate degree programs

50+ professors including the Carnegie Foundation NYS Professor of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar, with faculty expertise ranging from DNA purification to running kitchens in four 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

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.