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Paul Smith's College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Paul Smith's College, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Paul Smith's College?

Paul Smith's College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Paul Smith's College

Getting into Paul Smith's College is slightly difficult. Paul Smith's College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Paul Smith's College **accepted 73% of students, around 809 of the 1,103 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Paul Smith's College, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Paul Smith's College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Paul Smith's College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Paul Smith's College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Paul Smith's College must submit the following items. Double check with Paul Smith's College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Paul Smith's College?

Students admitted to Paul Smith's College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At Paul Smith's College 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 17% were in the top 25% and 44% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Paul Smith's College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 69%

Paul Smith's College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Paul Smith's College

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Paul Smith's College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Paul Smith's College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Paul Smith's College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Paul Smith's College?

Students who are admitted to Paul Smith's College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Paul Smith's College accept transfer credits?

Paul Smith's College transfer credits from accredited institutions. Paul Smith's College accepts:

Life Long Learning Credit

Does Paul Smith's College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to Paul Smith's College?

Paul Smith's College. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Paul Smith's College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

73%

How hard is it to get into Paul Smith's College? Paul Smith's College is a less selective institution. The Paul Smith's College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.

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Paul Smith's College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Paul Smith's College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Paul Smith's College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Paul Smith's College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

2.8

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Paul Smith's College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

875

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,080

Out-of-State

$31,080

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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