Smith is a highly rated private college located in Northampton, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,505 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Smith acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 88% of students, Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
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Smith College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Smith College Reviews
Smith College was an empowering experience for me. To be surrounded by motivated women who are concerned about world issues and women worldwide was inspiring. Furthermore, the professorship that worked within research and human rights related fields opened my perspective to the potential that I had to utilize my own education for the empowerment of others. I now work in human rights, thanks to one of my first year professors igniting this spark! I am thankful and excited to use my education to support, advocate for, and stand alongside those who value humanity.
Smith helped define who I am as an adult. It opened doors to me personally and professionally in a huge way. It sharpened my critical thinking, exposed me to a wide variety of ideas and people and is a beautiful and fun place to be. I was an immature 17 year old when I arrived but I knew that the nurturing, challenging atmosphere at Smith was the perfect fit for me to focus on a quality education and grow into adulthood in a safe environment. I was far away from my Texas home when I graduated in 1986. I went on to got a graduate degree afterwards and now have been at NASA for 30 years! If I had a daughter, I'd strongly encourage her to apply.
Smith College provides its students with an exceptional education! All of the professors are very well versed and I would even argue experts in their field. Given that Smith is a college instead of a university, undergraduate students are offered unparalleled research opportunities from first year that most students would have to wait for graduate school to have.