Paul Smith’s College earns high marks among northern colleges

Oct 17, 2017 | News

U.S. News and World ReportPaul Smith’s College earned the No. 7 ranking for 2018 “Best Value Schools” in the U.S. News and World Report’s regional colleges north category, as well as No. 15 for “Best Colleges for Veterans” and No. 22 (tie) for “Best Regional Colleges.”

The “Best Value Schools” distinction is based on factors including ratio of quality to price, need-based aid, and average discount obtained by undergraduates this past academic year.

The announcement was well-received by Amanda Wilson, president of the Paul Smith’s College Student Government Association.

“This news is amazing. Simply astounding,” said Wilson. “Being placed No. 7 in ‘Best Value for Schools,’ this is excellent news. The other numbers are amazing as well. Being No. 15 for ‘Best College for Veterans,’ that alone is a great confidence booster for all of the students and veterans here on campus.”

Paul Smith’s College has received the “Military Friendly School” distinction from Victory Media and is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers tuition and fees for those eligible for the post-9/11 GI Bill.

U.S. News and World Report is widely recognized for its collegiate rankings published annually on the internet and in print.

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