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Paul Smith's College Student Life

Paul Smith's College is on a 14,200-acre campus in a rural setting in Paul Smiths, New York. There are many activities and organizations for Paul Smith's College students to participate in – , a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Paul Smith's College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Paul Smith's College has a thriving Forestry Club. In fact, more students participate in Forestry Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Paul Smith's College include Junior American Culinary, Wildlife Society, Fish and Game Club and Koinonia.

Paul Smith's College students' favorite campus traditions are Parents' Weekend, Winter Carnival and Winter Weekend.

Paul Smith's College Housing

Paul Smith's College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Paul Smith's College students live on campus. In 2021, 85% of undergrads at Paul Smith's College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 21% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Paul Smith's College. There are 807 spots available in on-campus housing for all 875 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 74 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Paul Smith's College offers coed housing and .

Safety at Paul Smith's College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Paul Smith's College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Paul Smith's College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Paul Smith's College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Paul Smith's College, take Interstate 87 to Paul Smiths, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Adirondack Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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