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New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
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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.55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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The theatre department is tiny and inadequate. Theatre history in one form or fashion is essentially the only option. There are some wonderful professors (Len, Kiki G), but the students are unsavory. Not to mention that the talent level of theatre students is verrrrrrrry minimal, and a certain clique of girls run the department. Everything is student directed. They don't do musicals. I feel artistically dead. The students in general are extremely mega super liberal. I have run into some who are exactly the negative stereotype that conservatives love to boast. People here are overwhelmingly unfriendly, ugly, and mannerless. Gayness, along with racial oppression (if you do not openly support Black Lives Matter, you will be shunned. There are huge banners on every house) are the only things discussed amongst the student body. If you are a gay, mega-liberal, social outcast, non-white STEM major, I imagine you’d be very happy here.
The academics are great, workload hard but manageable. The access to the 5 College Consortium and PVTA lets you basically take any class you can think of. Career services is great if you're an Econ or STEM major, less helpful if you're in the other social sciences and humanities. There are ample opportunities and funding for internships and studying abroad. The social scene is what you make it. In the quad, there is a general social atmosphere that (to me) makes college less stressful. Also good parties on the weekends! Other areas of campus tend to be quieter and have more study-heavy atmospheres, especially Green Street.
I interviewed with Smith the summer before my senior year on campus and I immediately felt welcomed. I, like many, was initially apprehensive of the idea of going to an all women's college. However, once i got there, I hardly noticed the lack of males (though there still were some around). Once I left campus, I got a personal e-postcard from my interviewer thanking me for coming. Skip ahead to after I got accepted. Smith was unique from the other colleges I got into. For one, I got a handwritten postcard from a Smithie as well as emails from another Smithie, the Smith Orchestra Director, and the head of the local Smith alumni chapter. Furthermore, I was invited to fly to Massachusetts, free of charge, to go to their Open Weekend, in which I got to explore the campus, sit in on some classes, talk with professors personally, and actually live in the dorms with a host Smithie. It was then that I realized that I wanted to go to Smith and I feel glad of my decision.