Smith College

Northampton, MA

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Smith College

Smith College

Smith College Student Essentials

Smith College Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Pioneers
Website: www.smith.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 41,460
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 41,460
Retention Rate: 93%
Enrollment: 3,324
Year Established: 1871

About Smith College

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious liberal arts colleges for women. The campus itself, with its old, ivy-laced buildings, embodies the rich history of this college. However, Smith also offers unique and progressive programs, one of which allows students to take courses at any of the four other nearby colleges. Smith’s location is also highly appealing, offering the stimulation of a large and vibrant college town.

Undergraduates may major in such areas of study as:

  • Classical Studies
  • Education
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music
  • Religion

While rich in history, Smith offers such alternative programs of study as a self-designed major. Smith also has the distinction of being one of the only female colleges to offer an Engineering degree. Smith is also part of the five-college system, which automatically gives Smith students access to courses at University of Massachusetts and four other nearby colleges.

All of Smith’s programs of study are of the highest caliber. In fact, Smith alumni include some of America’s most respected authors, politicians and academics.

Northampton is a small city that boasts many cultural and creative activities, including jazz concerts and poetry readings. On campus, students may attend academic lectures, participate in creative pursuits and attend traditional events.

Admissions at Smith are highly competitive. Applicants should have undertaken a rigorous high school curriculum. In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit recommendation letters, an essay and a list of extracurricular activities. An interview may also be required. Smith does not require standardized test scores.

Financial aid includes need-based federal grants and loans and Smith scholarships. Scholarship criteria include academic achievement and state of residence. Smith also participates in outside aid programs.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Smith College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Smith has Praxis, a program where each student receives money from Smith for an unpaid summer internship. Domestic internships receive $2,400 and international internships receive $3,500. There are incredible professors, and I've had professors who will write me a recommendation even with only 4 days notice. I've been over to professor's houses before. The professor student relationships are what you make of it. Women's schools are great. Unfortunately, there is little to no Republican presence on campus, and for Smith students being so open-minded in other aspects, some extreme liberal students consider Republican's political opinions to be invalid; the campus is not very Republican friendly.


Smith College Map & Location

Smith College
Elm St
Northampton, MA 01063


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Getting Around Smith College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Northampton, MA

Winter
Dec
38
20
Jan
33
13
Feb
37
16
Spring
Mar
45
24
Apr
58
35
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
55
Jul
82
59
Aug
81
58
Fall
Sep
73
49
Oct
62
38
Nov
49
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,736
Freshman Class 651
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,324

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Unknown and Other: 23%
Latino 9%
African American 5%
Caucasian 50%
Asian 13%
Unknown and Other 23%

Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 100%
Men 0%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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