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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
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
Elm St
Northampton, MA 01063
Website

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
32%
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
$26,734/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$39,913/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

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.57 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,505Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
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 23 responses
Report
  • Driven
    65%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Studious and stuck up.
    9%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    83%
  • White
    8%
  • Cool
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
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 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.
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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.