Paul Smith’s College is a small private four-year college in the breathtaking Adirondacks of upstate New York. We’re famous for our extraordinary location and our hands-on degree programs in fields like forestry, culinary arts and environmental studies. Learn more about Paul Smith’s:
- 14,200 acres in the middle of the Adirondack Park
- Sustainable residential campus on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake
- A short drive from bustling resort towns of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
Friendly, Hardworking Students
- 1,000 undergraduates
- 34% out-of-state or international students
- 66% male, 34% female
- 98% full-time
- School of Natural Resource Management and Ecology (NRME) – Majors in environmental studies, biology, forestry, fish and wildlife sciences, natural resources management, and more.
- School of Commercial, Applied and Liberal Arts (CALA) – Majors in culinary arts, hotel and tourism, and more.
- More than 50 professors with expertise ranging from Antarctic field research to running kitchens in four-star resorts
- Founded in 1946
- Built on the site of the 1859 Paul Smith’s Hotel, the first wilderness resort in the Adirondacks
- More Paul Smith’s history
- Average SAT: 1415 combined
- Average ACT: 21 composite
- Average high school GPA (unweighted): 2.9
Paul Smith's College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.