A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Smith College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
Elm St
Northampton, MA 01063
Website
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Smith College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1240-1470
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,258/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,038/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,277/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,814/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,553/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,073/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,460Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Driven
    54%
  • Busy
    12%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Gay
    8%
  • Stressed and irritaged
    8%
  • Studious and stuck up.
    8%
  • Driven, tired, and gay
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    86%
  • White
    9%
  • Cool
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Smith College Reviews

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I am a sophomore transfer student at Smith and I have loved my experience so far. The classes are wonderful and the professors are always helpful and caring. I feel challenged but not completely overwhelmed, even while competing as a student-athlete. The food here is good enough for dorm food. As long as you don't expect gourmet meals, you should be fine. Smith tries very hard to cater to vegan/vegetarians/allergies, but they could do more, especially for gluten allergies. Because I am so busy, I am not much of a partier, so it's a positive for me that Smith is not a party school. From what I have heard, the parties are very tame here, which is not for everyone!
Northampton is a cute little town that has just enough to keep me from being bored. The only downside is that the stores and restaurants are all quite expensive.
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I am a first-year at Smith, and also an international student. And so far, I have loved the experience of living in such a safe space for everyone. I haven't had a single bad class, the professors are really engaged with your education (and, wow! they really do care about you). Diversity can always get better, but you can see that Smith is putting effort into making every voice be heard. The campus is beautiful, and there are a lot of spaces to study comfortably (even though the main library is under construction).
I attended Hampshire College, but I took quite a few classes at Smith. I loved Smith because of it's location in Northampton, the classes I took there, while rigorous, were important to my concentration in Theater & Film at Hampshire, and I collaborated a lot with Smith students on theater projects. For example, my set designer for my Divsion II theater production at Hampshire was a Smithie. I liked Smith very much, and all the women I met there were liberal, progressive, highly intelligent and creative. Several actors that I cast for my final Division III theater production were Smithies, and I found the best auditions for my piece happened at Smith and UMass. This is entire point of the Five Colleges, creative collaboration. Smith excels.