Paul Smiths College Of Arts And Science

Paul Smiths College Of Arts And Science

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is located in Paul Smiths, New York. The school offers majors in forestry, culinary arts, natural resources, and business through three academic schools:

  • Hospitality Culinary Arts Management
  • Science Liberal Arts Business
  • Forestry Surveying Fish & Wildlife Recreation Arboriculture

PSC is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which includes seven other northeast colleges. The college's sports teams are known as the Bobcats. Because of it rural location, PSC is able to offer alternative sports programs like snowshoe racing, canoe racing, and woodsmen's team competition. Some of the famous alumni of the college include John T. Dillon, the former Chairman of International Paper, Jon L. Luther, the CEO of Dunkin' Donuts, and Steve Ross, the CEO of Time Warner.

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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
State Routes 30 and 86
Paul Smiths , NY 12970-0265
General Phone: (518) 327-6000

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Paul Smiths College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Cooking and Culinary Arts69culinary arts, pastry, chef training
Conservation and Resource Management68environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, land use planning, fisheries sciences, forest sciences, forest management, urban forestry, forest production, ...
Engineering Technician37environmental engineering tech, surveying tech, engineering-related tech
Hospitality23hospitality management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18parks and recreation studies
Business and Management9business management, entrepreneurship
Liberal Arts9liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Science7biology, ecology, conservation biology

Number of programs and degrees for Paul Smiths College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree10017
Associate's degree10915
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years312

Paul Smiths College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Paul Smiths College had a total enrollment of 921 students (904 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 68%
Women 32%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 46%
20-21 32%
22-24 15%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York65%
New Jersey4%
New Hampshire4%
Rhode Island1%
North Carolina1%

Paul Smiths College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Paul Smiths College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Paul Smiths College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,210
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,210
Room and board $ 8,350
Room charge $ 4,290
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,060
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Paul Smiths College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 279500)

Paul Smiths College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3524

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$55,0525$56,160
Associate professoracademic year8$43,1199$49,508
Assistant professoracademic year14$40,6386$37,809
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year34$45,01822$45,656

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Paul Smiths College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunrise Conference
Track Sunrise Conference

Paul Smiths College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forest Resources Production and Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Technology/Technician
Forestry, Other
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Urban Forestry
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Conservation Biology

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