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. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

70% of all applicants are accepted to Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, from which 20% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Paul Smith's College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science was reported as 69.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,330 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.1%
  • 2017-2018: 81.3%
  • 2018-2019: 98.4%
  • 2019-2020: 69.8%
  • Projected Paul Smith's College Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 76.1%

How Does Paul Smith's College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Bennington College60.8%
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Landmark College47.0%
Colby-Sawyer College89.6%

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 2020)

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