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Tuition

$43,640

$43,640

not including room and board

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,842
Declined + 2,499
Total Received 4,341
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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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School Facts

Smith, founded in 1871, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 147-acre campus is located in Northampton, 20 miles from Springfield.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,212
Established in 1871
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3762
ACT 1894

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,664

undergraduate students

548

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
45%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
29%
600-699
47%
500-599
21%
400-499
3%
700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%
30-36
22%
24-29
65%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
59%
18-23
6%
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Northampton, MA

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Northampton, MA

147-acre campus in Northampton (population: 28,549), 20 miles from Springfield. Served by bus; major airport serves Hartford, CT. (35 miles); train serves Springfield. School operates transportation to consortium schools, local shopping malls, and local businesses. Public transportation serves campus.

Smith College
Seven College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
66%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
45%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
29%
600-699
47%
500-599
21%
400-499
3%
700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%
30-36
22%
24-29
65%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%
30-36
35%
24-29
59%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,842
Declined + 2,499
Total Received 4,341

Admissions Contact

Debra Shaver
Director of Admission
P: 413 585-2500
F: 413 585-2527
admission@smith.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,840
Room & board $14,410
Books & supplies $800
Total $58,050
Average Financial Aid - $39,120
Total with Avg. Aid $18,930

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$39,120

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,949,120
State $704,367
Institutional $51,263,447
Other external $1,206,532
Total $56,123,466

Non-need-based

Federal $20,000
State
Institutional $2,015,710
Other external $811,427
Total $2,847,137

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
equestrian sports
fencing
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
rugby
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
ultimate Frisbee
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Pioneers
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Classical Languages/Literature
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance
East Asian Language/Literature
Economics
Education of the Deaf
Education/Child Study
Elementary Education
Engineering
English Literature/Language
Exercise/Sport Studies
French Language/Literature
Geology
German Language/Literature
Government
History
History of Art
Italian
Italian Language/Literature
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Playwriting
Psychology
Religion
Religion/Biblical Literature
Russian Language/Literature
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish/Portuguese
Studio Art
Study of Women/Gender
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

83%

2,664
students

Female
100%
2,663

Male
0%
1

Graduate

17%

548
students

Female
86%
469

Male
14%
79

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,643
students

Female
100%
2,642

Male
0%
1

undergraduatePart-time

1%

21
students

Female
100%
21

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
India
Pakistan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Hrayr Tamzarian
Associate Dean of International Students
413 585-4943
htamzari@smith.edu

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