Smith College

Northampton, MA

Smith College

Northampton, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,114

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
62%
600-699
36%
500-599
2%
700-800
62%
600-699
28%
500-599
10%
30-36
82%
24-29
18%
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,817
Declined 3,780
Total Received 5,597
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Private

2,531

undergraduate students

363

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,894
Established in 1871
Coeducational Women Only

147-acre campus in Northampton (population: 28,593), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Hartford
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bradley International

Smith College
10 Elm Street
Northampton
01063

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Other security measures
  • self-defense workshops, emergency telephones, programs in crime and sexual assault prevention

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
75%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
62%
600-699
36%
500-599
2%
700-800
62%
600-699
28%
500-599
10%
30-36
82%
24-29
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,817
Declined 3,780
Total Received 5,597

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
class rank
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $55,830
Room & board $18,760
Additional fees $284
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $1,464
Total $77,138
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Rock climbing

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education, General
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,894

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

2,531
students

Female
100%
2,530

Male
0%
1

13%

363
students

Female
83%
301

Male
17%
62

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,519
students

Female
100%
2,518

Male
0%
1

1%

12
students

Female
100%
12

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 83%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

47

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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