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  • Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
  • General Address :
  • PO Box 265
    Paul Smiths, New York 12970
    Phone: (518) 327-6000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • Under 1,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Paul Smith's College offers a dynamic educational setting that encourages active engagement in learning experiences to foster creativity, ethical and intellectual growth.

    The College's integrated educational approach links traditional and experimental learning to discovery, discipline and creativity. Utilizing classrooms and laboaratories, fieldwork and internship experiences, Paul Smith's students gain knowledge and skills to equip them for rewarding careers and life-long learning.

    Located within the Adirondack Park, the College is a dramatic, complex natural setting, with an historical perspective on stewardship and hospitality. The College practices sound principles of sustainable development, encouraging environmental awareness and an enviromentally sound campus. Students participation in recreational, cultural, student life and community service activities promotes individual growth, understanding, and awareness of others. These attributes complement the distinctive educational experience of Paul Smith's to prepare students well for successful living and leadership poistions in their communities and careers.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants970493472
    Percent admitted75%79%71%
    Percent admitted who enrolled33%40%25%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading450530
    SAT Math430530
    ACT Composite2025
    ACT English1621
    ACT Math1723
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$22,985$23,695$24,408$25,2613.5%
    Books and supplies$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$9,390$9,670$9,960$10,2603.0%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$9,390$9,670$9,670$10,2606.1%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$37,875$38,865$38,868$40,0213.0%
    Off Campus$37,875$38,865$38,578$40,0213.7%
    Off Campus with Family$28,485$29,195$28,908$29,7613.0%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (518) 327-6220
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid128399%————
    Grant or scholarship aid28299%$4,293,422$15,225
    Federal grants13648%$607,202$4,465
    Pell grants13648%$579,152$4,258
    Other federal grants4516%$28,050$623
    State/local government grant or scholarships17059%$423,177$2,489
    Institutional grants or scholarships27998%$3,263,043$11,695
    Student loan aid24084%$2,017,289$8,405
    Federal student loans24084%$1,416,460$5,902
    Other student loans5118%$600,829$11,781

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid11,03397%$15,120,580$14,638
    Pell grants46243%$2,012,154$4,355
    Federal student loans87382%$5,965,302$6,833

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