Paul Smith’s College is a private, four-year institution of higher education located in Briton, New York. The college was founded in 1946 on the bequest of Phelps Smith, son of Apollos Smith whose Paul Smith’s Hotel was a well-known establishment in the 19th century. The hotel’s business model was used as the basis for the school.

Paul Smith’s College offers two-year and four-year programs in various fields including natural resource management, hotel and restaurant management, culinary arts, business, tourism management, forestry, fisheries and wildlife science, biology, and business. Aside from the money to build the school, Phelps Smith also left property on which to build the college.

Cost of attendance for a typical college student at Paul Smith’s College for academic year 2009-2010 includes tuition cost at US$19,200 per year, cost of a typical double-occupancy room at US$4,720, rate of a typical meal plan at US$4,220, technology fee of US$420, books and supplies at US$1,000, laundry fee of US$160, student activity fee of US$250 and program fees that vary depending on the student’s program of study at a range of US$630 to US$2,040 per year.

To help defray cost of attendance, the college is extending financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and student employment to its students.

Paul Smith’s College makes available to its students on-campus housing via residential halls. All freshman students are required to live on campus in line with the school’s belief that making students live in community with one another is a form of training on how to deal with various people in the real world.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Paul Smith’s College.