Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (Paul Smith's College)

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Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science can be found in Paul Smiths, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Paul Smith's College.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Paul Smith's College. A score within the range of 880 - 1060 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Paul Smith's College average GPA (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 75% of all applicants are accepted to Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, from which 33% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Paul Smith's College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was reported as 74.9% in Fall 2013 with over 965 college applications submitted to Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Paul Smith's College ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Paul Smith's College Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.6%
  • 2010-2011: 78.3%
  • 2011-2012: 78.5%
  • 2012-2013: 74.1%
  • 2013-2014: 74.9%
  • Projected Paul Smith's College Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.6%

How Does Paul Smith's College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Burlington College82.9%
Green Mountain College75.6%
Bennington College64.9%
Southern Vermont College99.4%
Maria College of Albany16.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Paul Smith's College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 21
Math17 - 23
Composite Score20 - 25
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