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Paul Smith's College
Paul Smiths, NY
Paul Smith's College, founded in 1937, is a private, specialized institution offering two-year and four-year degrees in environmental sciences and culinary arts. Its 14,200-acre wilderness campus is located in The Adirondack Park, near Lake Placid.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 875
   Women Not reported
   Men Not reported
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 73% of 1,103 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.80
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $40,390
  Tuition and Fees $25,100
  Room and Board $12,790
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 51
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Paul Smiths Population 1,435
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 77% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Bobcat
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. Not reported
International Students Not reported
First-Year Students Returning  
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported