Paul Smith's College
Curriculum Focus: Environmental, Culinary, Forestry, Hospitality
Established in 1946, Paul Smith's College is a leader in experiential education. Our community of approximately 1,000 students, faculty and staff take full advantage of the college's 14,000-acre campus for field studies and the practice of technical skills. We offer two year associate and four year bachelor degrees.
Our "bright minds, dirty hands" approach is a formula that works: 90% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months.
There's never a shortage of activity at Paul Smith's. Our remarkable campus on the shore of Lower St. Regis Lake is a gateway for canoeing, kayaking and SUP (that's "Stand Up Paddling") adventures. If you prefer higher elevations, just look up - we're surrounded by the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks. From climbing, hiking, skiing, and biking to nature walks and rugged exploration, our students have a world of outdoor recreation at their feet.
Of course, it does get cold here in the winter. We're talking polar-vortex cold, with lots and lots of snow. On days like that you can find most people indoors - exercising in the pool, fitness center, rock wall and gym or socializing in one of our many spaces for clubs and student organizations.
At the College's North Campus you'll find our center for nature interpretation, festivals, and the arts. You won't want to miss the annual Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival, each year in the Fall. If climate science is closer to your interests, you'll want to take part in SAMFest, our celebration of Science+Art+Music that occurs every Spring. These events - plus hundreds of others such as owl prowls, yoga classses, coring a bog and artist receptions - make the North Campus a welcoming space for students all year long.
"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."
"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."