Smith College

823 reviews
  1. Northampton, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    A-
Smith College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
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
42%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$25,619/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,619/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,710/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,855/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,227/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,016/ 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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,544Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Driven
    54%
  • Busy
    12%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Gay
    8%
  • Stressed and irritaged
    8%
  • Studious and stuck up.
    8%
  • Driven, tired, and gay
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    86%
  • White
    9%
  • Cool
    5%

After Smith College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

823 reviews
  • Excellent
    164
  • Very Good
    307
  • Average
    273
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    24
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
Smith is fantastic. The teachers are experts, and you can learn a lot from them, though some can be a bit more difficult to understand than others. There are so many fun traditions like Friday Tea and Mountain Day that make the experience so much better! The students here tend to be very dedicated to school and driven to succeed.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Depends on how much effort you put into each class, but overall, it was a great experience. Class size is good - typically under 15 students per class, but for lectures and intro-level classes there were sometimes double or triple that amount. Professors as a rule were dedicated, thoughtful, and really interested in helping each student individually (if students have the initiative to make appointments with them or attend office hours, go the extra mile to show your interest in the subject etc). Students are encouraged to participate and speak up. Range of assessments depending on professor and course material: some courses were all test-based, others had no tests... The classes were challenging but rewarding!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 23 2014