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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,503Undergrads
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 27 responses
Report
  • Driven
    52%
  • Busy
    11%
  • Stressed and irritaged
    11%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Gay
    7%
  • Studious and stuck up.
    7%
  • Driven, tired, and gay
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    83%
  • White
    13%
  • Cool
    4%

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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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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So far, I love Smith! The academics are definitely the best part of the college experience here. The classes are really in-depth and unique. All of my professors thus far have been absolute experts in their fields, and it shows. It's thrilling to be able to work with the foremost thinkers in these subjects. I'm excited for all of my classes this semester. There are also a vast number of different clubs to join; there's something for everyone. It's a wonderful place.
Smith College was my launching pad into the world. Smith College gave me an education that expanded beyond the world of academia. My professors and peers educated me on the sociology of culture, business, and migration. I learned the French language and history through literature, the news, and practice as well as a year long exchange program in Paris, France. I engaged in international relations by means of endless readings, case studies, and mock policy memos. However, it was not until I experienced these disciplines by studying and working in France and Morocco that the concepts, which the pages of books previously held for me, became tangible. I developed a taste for multicultural environments and opportunities for problem solving through collaboration all due to my Smith College education.