Northampton, MA
Smith College


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Recent Reviews

Khue
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Campus is pretty, faculty are good, facilities are good, and Smith provides a lot of financial aid. The college as an instit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Campus is pretty, faculty are good, facilities are good, and Smith provides a lot of financial aid. The college as an institution is great. But the students here are the worst. I write from the perspective of a woman of color who attended Smith on financial aid because my parents were poor. My classmates were mostly white women from middle class/wealthy backgrounds who were extremely angry, militant, and bullish for no reason. If your opinions don't fit under the extreme left progressive umbrella, don't bother expressing them, because you will get shouted down and called racist, ignorant, ableist, or whatever epithet is convenient. While students claim to embrace diversity, there is no diversity of thought or of politics on campus. Everyone mostly parrots each others' radical views. When not talking politics, students mostly talked about themselves. "I got into Harvard but decided to come here." "I scored xxx on the SATs and got into all the Ivies." Students here are very self-centered and entitled.

J
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Smith has its ups and downs. A good thing is that you’re supported by many people to discover who you are and your major, if ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith has its ups and downs. A good thing is that you’re supported by many people to discover who you are and your major, if needed. Something to watch out for is that adminstration can be a bit slow to change, so it’s important to remain persistent in holding them accountable. However, you will have people who will support you, especially with many students.

Karena
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Smith College is a great place to receive a higher education. It can be comforting and inspirational to be surrounded by peo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith College is a great place to receive a higher education. It can be comforting and inspirational to be surrounded by people that are like minded and equally as ambitious. I have encountered many genuine people and even more people willing to help.

Isabel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

An incredible school with innumerable opportunities. Praxis, for example, pays you to do a summer internship anywhere you ch...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

An incredible school with innumerable opportunities. Praxis, for example, pays you to do a summer internship anywhere you choose. Faculty are leaders in their field and love working with students. An accepting and safe community of students who support one another. A strong emphasis on social justice.

Maeve
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I have had a wonderful first semester and I am looking forward to my many years to come. Smith students are provided with a u...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have had a wonderful first semester and I am looking forward to my many years to come. Smith students are provided with a unique opportunity to explore who they in a safe, diverse environment. The acceptance all students receive on campus is an outstanding aspect of the atmosphere.

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith College is a top-tier women's college with a beautiful and quiet valley campus just on the edge of Northampton. I had m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith College is a top-tier women's college with a beautiful and quiet valley campus just on the edge of Northampton. I had mixed feelings throughout my first semester because though I was always happy to be there I wasn't always happy there. Because the school attracts a niche group of hyper-feminist left-wing students, most students get along well-enough and are very passionate about their school. The academics are good but it is a little tricky to understand how Smith is a top-tier school based on the difficulty level of the classes and student engagement. I am looking forward to applying myself more next semester and getting more involved with the Smith arts scene- it is small but growing! We have a wonderful slam poetry team too.

Julissa
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Smith College in terms of its academics is on par with some of the best colleges and universities in the country. However, it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith College in terms of its academics is on par with some of the best colleges and universities in the country. However, it is still a predominantly white institution and while students here tend to be more progressive, that does not mean everyone is and this goes for faculty as well. Smith has yet to divest. That being said, there are many good aspects. The school opened its doors to Puerto Rico relief victims in the aftermath of the natural disaster.

Dambin
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My overall opinion of Smith College is that this school is such a great school. The community in this college is respectful, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Smith College is that this school is such a great school. The community in this college is respectful, liberal and friendly. Although some courses are extremely challenging, I could easily reach out for help from either professor or peers. With these reasons, I truly enjoy being a smithie!

Julie
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Some people might believe that there is a separation from fun and academics. However, at Smith, there is not! Students can en...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Some people might believe that there is a separation from fun and academics. However, at Smith, there is not! Students can engage in fun discussions with each other about topics they are passionate about. The faculty is extremely helpful, even outside of office hours. Smith was the choice for me, and I do not regret my decision!

Bri
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The academics are amazing at Smith. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The social scene isn't really wha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The academics are amazing at Smith. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The social scene isn't really what I hoped for, though. There are a lot of cliques and it's hard to make friends because EVERYONE is either too busy, doesn't like you, or already has their group which you CAN'T join without a struggle. It's even more like the stereotypical "high school" experience than high school was, for me at least. The food is great also. Another downside though is that because of the cost of the school, there's lots of really mean wealthy elite girls who laugh in your face if you're on scholarship. They aren't too hard to avoid, though. Overall, Smith is a beautiful school which can provide any girl a great education.

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  • 2,514
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $47,904
  • Acceptance rate
  • 37%

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