Paul Smiths is a small private college offering two and four year programs of study. Academic areas include hospitality, culinary arts, management, science, liberal arts, business, forestry, surveying, fish & wildlife, recreation, and arboriculture.
Paul Smiths College is the only private four-year college inside the Adirondack Park, six million acres of breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife and endless outdoor adventure in upstate New York. The College is unlike any college in America. Our location and historic legacy offer students unparalleled opportunities for hands-on learning in the fields of environmental stewardship, forestry management, hospitality and more. Our unique approach is to combine experiential and traditional learning, using the classroom as a launching point for fieldwork, laboratory research, internships and on-the-job experience. The results are Paul Smiths graduates leave with the solid academic background, confidence and real-world experience to thrive in their chosen field.