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|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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
- Medieval Studies
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.
100% of students gave Smith College 5 stars overall.
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.
Northampton, MA 01063
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||2,736|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||3,324|
- Latino: 9%
- African American: 5%
- Caucasian: 50%
- Asian: 13%
- Unknown and Other: 23%
|Unknown and Other||23%|
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