If you’re looking for an undeniably different kind of college experience — a hands-on, career-ready education in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings — you’ll find it only at Paul Smith’s College, the College of the Adirondacks. 

Visit Paul Smith’s and see what it feels like to study environmental science or forestry while living inside the country’s largest forest and wildlife preserve. Watch culinary arts students train in our professional test kitchens, then explore nearby Lake Placid, where Paul Smith’s graduates work in farm-to-table restaurants and four-star resorts. Contribute to research projects led by our incredible professors, cheer on the Woodsmen’s Team or take a sunset paddle on the lake. This is college life in the Adirondacks. 

Why Paul Smith’s?

Majors & Minors & Programs

How to Apply

Paul Smith’s has a rolling admissions process, which means we accept applications all year long for both fall and spring admission. Follow the links below for detailed information on how to apply as a:

Transfer student 
International student 

Cost & Financial Aid

Ninety-eight percent of Paul Smith’s students receive some form of financial aid, including grants and scholarships. Consult our complete list of tuition and fees and use the net price calculator to see how much you can expect to receive in financial aid.  

Contact Us

Contact an admissions officer to learn how you’ll fit in at Paul Smith’s and what you’ll gain from this one-of-a-kind college experience. We strongly encourage you to schedule a campus visit to tour our lakeside campus, meet students and professors, and experience the soaring natural beauty and distinctive local flavor of the Adirondacks.


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

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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