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 2,490 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Smith acceptance rate is 31%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Economics. Graduating 89% of students, Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
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.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Smith College Reviews
Being surrounded by passionate and motivated young women from around the country (and the globe!) has opened my mind to so many new experiences and points of views I have never considered. The professors are passionate and understanding as well as committed to students and their overall success. The school's setting is beautiful and the entire campus is a botanic garden! If you are hesitant about attending a woman's college because it is not a "traditional" college experience, you forget it is different at all when you are surrounded by wonderful people.
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.
The administration treats the students like babies. Be prepared for an unprecedented amount of surveillance. So many of the students are NARCs, and will call campo on you over nothing. If you're looking for a true college experience, smith is not it. It's incredibly stifling and limiting. Be prepared to have your spirit and zest for life crushed. Zero fun allowed!