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SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Northampton, MassachusettsLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  2828Enrollment

Smith College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Smith College was founded in 1871 and opened in 1875 with only 14 students. Today it is among the largest women’s colleges in the U.S. that have provided them with high ability and promised an education of uncompromising quality. Located in a large town in a suburban setting, Smith’s broad liberal-arts curriculum will prepare you for leadership in a dynamic world. Here, the programs are offered in the form of bachelor's, master's, joint course offerings, and Ph.D. programs.

Smith  College campus

The College only educates women at the undergraduate level while offering co-education at the graduate level. Coming from 48 states and 68 countries, more than 2,400 undergraduates are studying in Northampton and 145 studying elsewhere. Smith College is a part of the Five College Consortium, which has four college members - Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Smith College Rankings

  • Smith College was ranked as follows in various categories in the 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report ranking:
  • #5 in Best Value Schools
  • #9 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #11 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #11 in Most Innovative Schools
  • #17 in Best Undergraduate Engineering programs
  • #72 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Smith College was ranked at 41st position in the 2020 edition of US College Rankings.
  • The position of the Smith College is ranked between 601 and 650 in the current QS Top Universities Ranking 2020.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Establishment Year1871
LocationNorth Hampton, Massachusetts
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity95%
Student-faculty ratio9:1
Mode of applicationOnline
Financial AidGrants, scholarships, loans, and work-study
Admission Helpdeskadmission@smith.edu;
413 585-2500

Smith College Campus

  • Smith College has a campus spread across 147 acres in North Hampton, Massachusetts.
  • The field of the college consists of classic brick buildings, green lawns, specimen trees, Botanic Garden, and Paradise Pond.
  • The New Neilson Library of the college has a collection of more than 1 million items designed to advance and celebrate learning.
  • Alumnae Gym is connected to the Neilson Library via a tunnel lit by skylights and provides additional library 24-hour study space.
  • Smith College Museum of Art is recognized as a leading academic museum that aims to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose.
  • All students are members of the Student Government Association that supports the programs of more than 120 organizations catering to students with varied interests.
  • Students at Smith can play tennis on the indoor courts at the Ainsworth sports complex.
  • At Smith College, the Office of Disability Services ensures equal access and full participation across all programs and activities.
  • Around 11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sports programs are offered at Smith College.
  • The college consists of a Center for Molecular Biology to conduct meaningful research.

Smith College Residence

  • Residence at Smith College consists of 41 self-governing houses and complexes which is an important part of a traditional-aged student’s education.
  • Students that accommodate may have between 10 and 100 housemates depending on which house they are assigned.
  • Most houses represent students from all four classes. For instance, entering students are considered as first-year, transfer, and exchange students are assigned with double rooms and in some cases, singles, as they are available.
  • In each house, the live-in staff consists of head residents or house coordinators, house community advisers, and elected student leaders, such as house presidents.
  • Each house council sponsors various activities for students such as lectures, workshops, debates, discussions, films, study breaks, community service opportunities, and field trips.
  • With 15 dining rooms on campus, Smith provides outstanding customer service and the highest quality food of large variety, including a kosher and halal menu.

Smith College Courses

  • Smith College covers about 1,000 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Smith offers programs in 50 areas of study in social sciences and history, mathematics, arts, literature, mathematics, Africana studies, East Asian language and literature, statistical and data sciences, and the natural sciences.
  • The College has 290 professors in 58 academic departments and programs.
  • Smith’s Pre College Programs offers limitless ways for high school girls to explore the world during the summer.
  • The College offers study abroad opportunities and more than half of junior students of Smith study in Florence, Paris, Africa, Asia, Europe, and other English-speaking countries.

Smith College Application Process

The student population of the college has over 450 international students representing 48 states and 56 countries. Smith College welcomes applications for the fall and winter semesters. The college offers early and regular decision deadlines.

How to Apply?

The process for admission to Smith College can be completed online.

Application Portal: UG - Common Application or Coalition Application; PG: Graduate application portal

Application Fee: No application fee

Application Deadline: International students must complete applications within the following deadlines:

Application ProcessFall Early DecisionWinter Early DecisionRegular Decision
Common Application
and Fee
November 15January 1January 15
Common Application Supplement and all required credentialsNovember 15January 1February 2

Admission Requirements: The College expects students to submit certain documents at the time of applying for admissions. These include:

  • Secondary School Report, including an official high school transcript
  • Recommendation from counselor
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT and ACT score
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test as proof of English language proficiency

Smith College Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students at Smith College is calculated separately.

Cost of attendance for undergraduate students for 2020-21 is as follows:

ExpensesCost in USD
Tuition and fees55,830 USD
Room and board18,760 USD
Books and supplies400 USD
Student Activities Fee284 USD
Student Health Insurance Plan2,274 USD

The tuition fee for various graduate programs differs. The graduate cost of attendance is as follows:

ExpensesCost in USD
MAT16,000 USD
MFA55,830 USD
MS in biological sciences27,840 USD
MS in exercise science41,760 USD
Post-baccalaureate mathematics55,830 USD
Health Insurance2,500 USD
Room and Board (diploma students only)18,760 USD

Smith College Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is provided in the forms of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study to the students who meet specified criteria.
  • Smith College has tried to meet with the needs of around 58% of the students in recent years.
  • The college assigns an average financial aid package of 48,257 USD in some form.
  • At Smith, if international students do not apply for aid prior to admission, they are not eligible to receive institutional aid at any time.
  • If the students are applying for readmission to Smith College, they are required to complete their financial aid application by August 15 for fall readmission or January 4 for spring readmission.
  • International students with a student visa may apply for a work-study program. However, due to visa restrictions, they are not allowed to work off-campus.
  • All first-year students can only work in the dining department of the house-keeping department.

Smith College Alumni Network

  • The university has around more than 48,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate degree recipients in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.
  • The Alumnae Association of Smith College was founded in 1881 which now meets the needs of more than 45,000 alumni worldwide.
  • Alumni members are entitled to benefits that include:
    • Access to the college library
    • Access to gymnasium
    • Book Smith College Conference Center to conduct events
    • Visit the Smith College Museum of Art
    • Take an auditing course at the college
    • Discounts on purchase from Grecourt Bookshop on-campus
    • Discount on auto insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, etc.
  • Some of the famous alumni are:
    • Madeleine L’Engle - Award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time
    • Otelia Cromwell - Educator, author; first African American woman to receive a doctorate from Yale
    • Barbara Bush - Former First Lady of the United States
    • Margaret Edson - Teacher and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit

Smith College Placements

Over 6,600 jobs, volunteering opportunities, and internships are advertised for students annually on Handshake. Six career advisers are available for the students at Smith College to guide them related to the career prospects available for them. The Lazarus Center for Career Development prepares students for meaningful undergraduate and postgraduate job opportunities in the U.S. and other places around the world.

Two years after graduation from Smith College, 91% of graduates are employed and 42% of the undergraduate students have enrolled in graduate studies. After twenty years of graduation from Smith College, 10% of alumni report holding chief executive positions. More than 176 companies recruit students from Smith College every year.

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Smith College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3221
FAFSA Code002209
Application Cost$60
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$52,120 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Smith College Acceptance Rate

31.9%

Acceptance Rate

5432

Total Applicants

3221

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

3.2%

Male

96.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program31.9%
Total Applicants8141
Total Enrolled2594
Graduate
Graduate Programs31.9%
Total Applicants1968
Total Enrolled627

Smith College Enrollment

Enrollment
Smith College Enrollment3221
Undergraduate Enrollment2594
Graduate Enrollment627
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate87.9%

Attendance Cost

$52,120

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$52,120 / Year
Post Graduate Program$52,120 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$16,730 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,989 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,849 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,989 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$6,744 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,852 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
45423414112830
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    8.3/10

    10/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    10/10faculty
    6/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Tomomi, CANADA Bachelor of arts
    Smith College
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    SMITH COLLEGE

    I was looking for a small, liberal arts college and when I visited Smith I thought it was beautiful. Furthermore, the students at this school definitely helped with my decision. The reason for this is because some seniors used their Sunday to tour me around as I couldn't make it during the regular tour slots. They were very courteous and nice. The admissions counselor was also very sweet when she interviewed me.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I think the Smith College course curriculum is amazing and it is one of the reasons I chose the school. We have no requirements besides our Writing Intensive and major requirements. There are a variety of classes we can choose from and we can almost always get into these classes. They also make us take classes outside of our major as in order to graduate there are a certain amount of credits you need to take outside of your major.

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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    Northampton, MA 01063
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    Book Store

    Seth Nemeroff Bookseller0.16 Km
    Grecourt Book Shop - Smith College Campus Bookstore0.21 Km
    Campus Center0.23 Km
    Old Book Store0.31 Km
    Broadside Bookshop0.35 Km
    Raven Used Books0.5 Km
    Booklink Booksellers0.54 Km
    Newbury Comics0.7 Km
    Gabriel Books0.79 Km
    Cumberland Rare Books0.84 Km
    Joslin Hall Rare Books0.89 Km
    Bookends3.44 Km
    Ken Lopez, Bookseller4.34 Km
    Comics N' More6.41 Km
    Barnes & Noble7.91 Km
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    Restaurant

    India House0.29 Km
    Packard's0.32 Km
    Green Bean0.37 Km
    Osaka0.5 Km
    Teapot0.56 Km
    Amanouz Cafe0.69 Km
    La Veracruzana0.69 Km
    Local Burger0.73 Km
    Sylvester's0.75 Km
    The Roost0.8 Km
    Bluebonnet Diner Banquet Hall1.83 Km
    Subway2.64 Km
    Miss Florence Diner3.42 Km
    Riffs Joint5.57 Km
    Delaney House5.68 Km
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    Super Market

    Northampton Winter Farmers Market0.87 Km
    Big Y World Class Market2.57 Km
    Walmart2.66 Km
    River Valley Co-op3.35 Km
    Ecuador Andino Store3.49 Km
    Big E's Supermarket6.05 Km
    Family Dollar6.37 Km
    Whole Foods Market7.76 Km
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    Train Station

    Northampton0.89 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Kingsgate Plaza Shopping Center1.26 Km
    Hamp Plaza Shopping Center2.08 Km
    Hamp Plaza2.5 Km
    Walmart Plaza/Meal Area2.7 Km

    Airport

    Northampton Airport - 7B22.29 Km
    KBDL7.9 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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