Northampton, MA
Smith College


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Isabel
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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
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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
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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.

get
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Smith is breathtakingly beautiful, but not the place for me. The theatre department is tiny and inadequate. Since Smith is su...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Smith is breathtakingly beautiful, but not the place for me. The theatre department is tiny and inadequate. Since Smith is such a huge STEM school, very little funding or focus is given to theatre/the arts in general. The facilities are fine, but the class options are terrible. Theatre history in one form or fashion is essentially the only option. There are some wonderful professors (Len, Kiki G), but the students are unsavory. Most students in theatre classes are engineers looking for an easy A or hobby. As someone set on entering the theatre industry post-graduation, I feel completely alone. Not to mention that the talent level of theatre students is verrrrrrrry minimal, and a certain clique of girls run the department. Everything is student directed so there is a lot of bias in casting. They don't do musicals. They don't even get along with the music department. Speaking of, the music department is small but lovely. Jonathan, Amanda (choir directors), Jerry (pianist), and Kate (voice instructor) are the best, but overall, I feel artistically dead. The students in general are extremely mega super liberal. I thought I wouldn't mind this, but have run into some who are exactly the negative stereotype that conservatives love to boast (man-hating, obnoxiously sensitive, unkind to anyone who doesn't agree with them, entitled). Everyone here is homely and strange in the utmost. The dorky high school outcasts came here en masse, and have made me (a relatively normal person who enjoyed high school) feel like a total outsider. People here are overwhelmingly unfriendly and mannerless. I have no real friends for the first time in my life. The dining staff, for the most part, is wonderful. Northampton is (as Smith is) suuuper gay and beautiful and quaint. Perfect college town. I do not fall on the LGBT+ spectrum, but am an ally, so I thought I wouldn't mind the fact that everyone here is gay, but it really is over-emphasized. Gayness, along with racial oppression (if you do not openly support Black Lives Matter, you will be shunned. There are huge banners on every house) are almost the only things discussed amongst the student body. If you are a gay, mega-liberal, social outcast, non-white STEM major, I imagine you’d be very happy here. I, unfortunately, am not.

Noelle
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I love Smith College. Smith College provides many opportunities to programs to try new activities an interests. This school f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Smith College. Smith College provides many opportunities to programs to try new activities an interests. This school fosters the idea of becoming who you are or who you will be. The positive an friendly atmosphere of the school encourages every student to break glass ceilings.

Karen
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i couldnt have chosen a better college. the only downside i believe is that some students are sjw-y but if you like it it's f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

i couldnt have chosen a better college. the only downside i believe is that some students are sjw-y but if you like it it's fine and if you dont you can avoid it. the teachers there are great and the dorms are huge compared to other colleges so there are no complaints in that sense either

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