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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing system here is very unique to Smith. You may love it or hate it. The social community, room styles and sizes, and amenities are different from house to house. So depending on where you live, your experience with these things can vary drastically. Some students will have singles their very first year, while others may have to wait until they are juniors or seniors before they can get one. Some houses have dining halls, others do not. Some houses have 100 or more students, others have fewer than 40. At the end of each year, you can choose to switch houses or stay in your current house.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I like most professors, I'm interested in their courses, they teach well

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: i haven't used career services, alumni network is tight-knit and helpful, internship prospects are solid i think

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't had to engage with it luckily so I guess it's pretty safe

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Love my house and house community, I live in a medical single

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm on the rugby team, we work our butts off but we're a club sport, school spirit is very minimal, we don't get priority for field space so we have to practice on horse fields for out offseason

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I like the community and academics here

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: One of the reasons I'm happy to be at Smith are the courses and my professors. I have been challenged and encouraged to do well in all of my classes. Class sizes tend to be small, and if they're not, professors make all their effort to hold office hours and one-to-one meetings with students. Sometimes I wish we had more course offerings, but I admittedly do not have enough space in my schedule to take the classes that I am interested in.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I haven't researched as much about career prospects after Smith. I am not worried about getting a job after college.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health services will give you an appointment if you need it. They close during breaks which is annoying if you stay on campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Love campus housing! Houses are beautiful.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Students aren't as interested in athletics at Smith. The campus gym facilities are quite nice.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Smith College is a great place to go to school if you're interested in learning. It's also wonderful if you are a woman who wants good leadership opportunities. As a Smith student, I have had the privilege of being a teaching assistant, leading a club and mentoring younger students. I've also had access to multiple research opportunities, both at college and during the summer.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: It's a predominately white college. You can easily find a place to belong though as there are many cultural orgs.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The most common drug used is weed. Sometimes you can smell it on the floor of the house you live on and it gets overbearing especially if you have a sensitive nose. Depends on which house you live in but drinking can be a common occurrence

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: wouldn't change it for the world

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: very large alumni network, good career center,

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Amazing. People don't live in dorms but in houses which have their own communities. I love my house. The rooms are so beautiful!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's not the MOST important part of our school, but people do achieve great things and our teams are good or at least decent imo. And people do go to games and events.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at Smith are easy to participate in but require a lot of time and effort.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Smith is great because it has resources for whatever field you are interested in and is a part of a five-college consortium where you can take classes at other schools.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: This is the most diverse place and community I have ever been a part of.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The one mandatory thing that Smith requires before anyone comes to campus is an alcohol training video. It definitely helps maintain safety for first years, especially during the first semester.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I truly think that the courses and professors are less of a matter of which is "good"or not, but whether you like the course. Smith's open curriculum means you can take pretty much only classes you like and are more likely to find good, interesting, engaging, and to be not too much work, because they like learning and the work feels less intense.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Smith's alumni network is bigger than anyone can imagine, considering the school is so small, but Smithies love Smith and they love helping Smithies in any way they can. Plus, Smith is a well-known institution that is well-regarded in the professional world. Having a degree from a women's college, especially Smith, shows dedication to oneself and future career.

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One thing is for sure, Smith is not for everyone. One person’s favorite part of the school could be another’s most-hated aspect. Some cannot handle the single-sex environment, while others find it to be their favorite part of Smith. Some are miserable with the social scene and feel limited in their options, while others are perfectly content. It’s a college of extremes, and when talking to Smith students, you’ll probably find that most have an ambivalent relationship with the school. However, when it comes down to it, the education received at Smith is top-notch. The small classes and wide range of academic opportunities ensure that students are engaged and challenged. Moreover, Smith is committed to providing opportunities that most students don’t get until graduate school, such as independent research with professors in their first year or writing graduate-level theses.

Smith is not a huge party school and it’s not a stereotypical college experience, but, for most Smith students, that’s exactly the way they like it. The small campus can make students feel claustrophobic at times, but there is a tremendous sense of community, and the comfort and security of the campus ensures that students have four years to discover themselves and really come into their own. Time and again, alumnae have told students they are still very close to their friends from Smith. The campus community fosters tight bonds that last far beyond graduation.

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