A HANDS-ON EDUCATION, GUARANTEED.
Paul Smith’s College is unique. It’s the only 4-year, degree granting institution in the Adirondack Park and our 14,000 acre campus is one of the largest college campuses in the world! Through our focus on teaching, learning, research, and outreach, we work to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge to expand opportunities for our students and advance community and economic development in the region.
Preparing Students for Careers Anywhere
While the College aims to help the Adirondack region be ecologically and economically sustainable, we also have a commitment to preparing our students for careers in a variety of industries and locations. With 20+ baccalaureate programs, two masters program, and five associates programs, we provide students with hands-on learning in a one-of-a-kind setting. By drawing on resources in our own backyard, we prepare students in fields such as the natural sciences, sustainability, resource management, and the culinary arts for career opportunities around the world.
At Paul Smith’s College, we know the value of earning a degree. From engaging and hands-on academics to meaningful and proven career success, we are continually evaluating how to best meet the demand for both quality education and affordability.
THE SMITTY SCHOLARSHIP GUARANTEE
Scholarships and other financial assistance available
For all accepted freshmen who submit FAFSA
For all students, in-state and out-of-state
WHY PAUL SMITH’S?
START YOUR CAREER
9 out of 10 of Paul Smith’s College graduates are employed within two years of graduating. Our unique educational opportunities, partnerships with employers in the field, and alumni connections make our students stronger applicants when they enter the workforce.
You are nervous about being able to afford college – we hear you. That is why 98% of our students receive scholarships, grants, and other financial assistance. PSC awarded $10,000,000 in scholarships last year alone: it’s our investment in you. If accepted, you will receive a guaranteed $10,000 or greater Bobcat Scholarship per year.
A UNIQUE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
There are big advantages to attending a small school. At PSC, you own your education. In each of our degree programs, you will work closely with your professors and academic counselors to develop a personalized academic plan.
Only 41% of first-time full-time college students earn their degrees in four years. At PSC, eligible students who do not graduate within four years to complete their required coursework will have no additional tuition costs.
100% FACULTY TAUGHT
All of our classes are taught by faculty; No TA’s or grad students. Get to know your professors personally with small class sizes (14:1 student-faculty ratio) and a tight-knit community.
THE MOUNTAINS ARE YOUR CLASSROOM
Located in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, PSC is situated on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake surrounded by 14,000 acres of college-owned land. Don’t believe us? Check it out yourself. Opportunity awaits; step outside the typical classroom to live, learn, and play in our expansive wilderness.
*at least $10,000 per year for each undergraduate year a student is enrolled full-time at Paul Smith’s College. Students beginning in Fall 2021 are eligible.