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Founded in 1871, Smith College. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,514 full time undergraduate students, and 382 full time graduate students.
The Smith College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 309 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Smith College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 90% were in the top quarter, and 66% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Smith College.
92 Students rated on-campus housing 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
91 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
91 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated Smith College
Do not go to Smith. My experience with this college was hellish. They do not care about student experience. Their concern is solely with the image and funding of the college. They gatekeep resources from students, disregard student concerns, and blame them for issues. Optics is the only concern. Professors are hit or miss, and many take themselves/the college far too seriously. Elitism and condescension are rampant, both within the student body and from the administration. Communication between offices is abysmal. It seems like nobody actually knows college policy until the damage is done and there’s a way to put the onus of an issue on the student. You fend for yourself, and god forbid you have mental health issues. The college sees you as a liability and will work as hard as they can to push you away rather than help you. The students are vitriolic towards each other and play the “oppression olympics” for social status. Do not attend this institution. Definitely not worth going into crippling debt for an insular, holier-than-thou institution working just towards profit. They treat staff terribly too.
Smith is the best place in the world. Anyone would be lucky to go here. I never expected to find a college that felt like home, but I find myself getting "home"-sick during breaks. The people and houses are AMAZING and I love all of my professors. Every department seems to care about each individual student.
It's small, which prevents a lot of variety in class offerings, but what's offered is good and you can always take classes in the Five College System. Class sizes are usually small and you can get to know your professors. Most students are very friendly.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Smith College is 37%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
There are A LOT of lesbians here. And a lot of feminists. And there may be a lot of amluns who are married to powerful men, but only because they, themselves, are powerful.
Eager learners who want to acheive but some want to get there the easiest way possible
The big stereotype is that all Smithies are hipster lesbians. Other stereotypes are that they are work obsessed and extremely politically correct, and easily offended.
I'm a philosophy major, and the department is fantastic. It's pretty big, considering how small the school is. The professors are friendly, they make an effort to get to know the majors. And all of us students talk and are friendly. There's a lot of camaraderie in the department. And if you're interested in philosophy, you should REALLY consider a women's college like Smith. I can promise you that all your philosophy classes at coed schools will be totally dominated by men.
I have had a lot of academic conversations outside of the classroom, but it's certainly not all we do. You'll have discussions about other things, too.
I love Smith. Love love love. I tranferred here and I couldn't be happier. A lot of people are nervous about going to a women's college-- and it's true, it's not for everyone. Don't convince yourself it will be just like a coed school because of the five college system: it's not. But for a lot of people, a women's college is the best thing that could happen to them. I, for one, love it. As a woman, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
If you're gay, this is the school for you! A great dating scene! If you're straight, you really have to be outgoing and work at it to meet guys.
The house system is amazing. I'm very close with the people in my house-- we eat together, hang out together, everything. Most of my friends live with me.
Smith gets a lot of really great speakers, and the talks are well attended. Parties are pretty tame and end really early, but they're relaxed and fun if you don't expect too much out of them. In my experience, there's a lot of weed and drinking, but I think it depends on where you live (some areas of campus (Green St.) are known for being more quiet). There won't be wild parties, but if you like chilling with friends, I think the Smith social scene is fun.
Finding the right college is about understanding who you are as a college-seeking student. A campus overnight should be considered an integral part of any college search for those universities under serious consideration in order to find the right "fit." Once in college, it is important to make the most of the experience. Although you are ultimately paying for an education, it is important to understand that much of your education takes place outside the classroom. It may be useful not to put academics on the top of your list of priorities at the beginning of your college adventure and get a taste for other campus activities and friendships that are waiting to happen. Chances are you chose a college for more than just academics, so get out there and experience as much as you can early!
It's a women's college that encourages independent thought from women who deserve the opportunity to opperate in a community without restraints based on their gender, race, sexual orientation or anything else that may be used to identify them elsewhere.
I don't think any prior knowledge would have changed or helped with anything. It was an almost entirely positive experience.
The worst thing about my school would have to be its lack of men. Being around all women is very freeing and even relaxing, but I miss their input on certain subject and arguing.
The best thing about Smith is the information about life that you learn outside of class. At Smith there are some amazing women that you are able to meet from all over the world. Everyone has there own story and you are able to learn from them in ways you couldn't imagine if you did not have the opportunity.
There is nothing that frustrates me about my school.
Someone who is overly party focused, or focused on dating a lot. There's a normal amount available, but if its all you want to do go elsewhere.
Someone who is creative in their way of thinking, open-minded, and devoted to their passions.
My college is best known for the academic vigor and strong skills each student posesses. Whether dedicated to the arts or sciences, the students here become masters of their trade.
I tell my firends about the amazing classes I have and how smart the professors are. I love to brag about the housing on campus too.
A student tells us why she chose Smith out of all the schools she applied to.
The stereotype of students at Smith is that everyone is a lesbian. While every definition of one's sexuality and gender is accepted, by no means is the whole school comprised of all one type of person. The atmosphere we have here facilitates acceptance of all people. For those of us who identify as straight it's more of a lesson in inclusivity.
Another sitting room with games and a small library.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
72% of students
attending Smith College receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 47% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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