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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.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Smith is on the Blue Light system, but there don't seem to be that many around campus. When a sexual assault or other crime is reported, Smith will send out an email so students can be on alert. While there is awareness and support for victims of heterosexual dating violence and assault, there is a lack of understanding for what that looks like in a homosexual relationship.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Housing system at Smith is fantastic. When you arrive, you are assigned a House, which you can choose to stay in all four years, or move between years or even semesters. Because such a high percentage of the rooms on campus ae singles, in most houses you are guaranteed a single for your sophomore year, and if not, definitely by your junior year, at no extra cost to your housing bill.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most students do not come to Smith for the sports scene. There are students who have been recruited to the Division III varsity teams, but most of them chose Smith over their other athletic options because of Smith's academic reputation and other characteristics, rather than the sport. The most popular sport is likely Rugby, a club sport, which has it's own intense following. The Houses also compete in several intramural sports competitions. There is a March Madness basketball tournament and a House Cup soccer tournament that all the houses compete in.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many elements of Smith make the college transition easy; the house communities provide a support system, the communal mealtimes mean you don't have to worry about squeezing lunch in, the plethora of activities presented at the org fair are always looking for members. Plus, Smithies want to be at Smith. Despite complaints about the winter weather or competing in the Stress Olympics, Smith students can always be seen wearing Smith apparel, looking in awe at the beautiful campus, and laughing with their friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses in STEM can be very difficult and it is necessary to go to office hours to do well. There's so many courses that you'll want to take but you can only take 24 credits and even then it's a lot of work. Intro level courses always have 30+ students but past that, classes become a little more intimate, which is great.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that there are a number of resourses one can take to leave Smith with a career. It is a matter of ambition from the student.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in the quad and it is very nice. It is like a home away from home. The house communities are really great.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not very engaged with sports or athletics on campus. I frequent the gym but very seldom. The facilities are very nice on the occasions that I have gone

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I chose my school for the wrong reasons but the academia is great. Staff and faculty are wonderful people. The one-on-one interaction with professors is also great because it truly makes you feel cared for, makes you feel like an individual.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The houses at Smith are the nicest.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are there for who wants it but generally no one pays attention to sports. The rugby team has a big presence on campus; they throw a lot of parties.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Times are not always convenient.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses are diverse. Professors are hard, smart.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many opportunities to find internships/jobs

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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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