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Paul Smith's College

Paul Smiths, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Paul Smith's College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Paul Smith's College. Around 73% of applicants get into Paul Smith's College each year. Out of 1,103 applications received in 2023, 809 students were offered admission.

Check in with Paul Smith's College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Paul Smith's College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Paul Smith's College's admissions stats.

Paul Smith's College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 5%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Paul Smith's College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Paul Smith's College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Paul Smith's College?

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

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

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Transferring to Paul Smith's College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Paul Smith's College

Paul Smith's College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Paul Smith's College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Paul Smith's College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Paul Smith's College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Paul Smith's College for more information on admission factors.

Paul Smith's College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Paul Smith's College, all applicants 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Paul Smith's College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Paul Smith's College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

More Information on Transferring to Paul Smith's College

For transfer students, it is not 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Paul Smith's College.

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

✅ Paul Smith's College is not test optional.

What is Paul Smith's College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Paul Smith's College is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Paul Smith's College?

❌ Paul Smith's College does not offer early decision.

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Paul Smith's College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


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.


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

Paul Smith's College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Paul Smith's College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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