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Reviews 959 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Basically, if you are reasonable, they will be too. They have a very reasonable drinking policy, and most administrators on campus are very kind and accessible.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish that the athletic facilities had more accesable times for non-athlete students, but overall I think we have great facilities

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Campo is always just a call away and even walking back from the library at one in the morning I feel safe on this campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I should have looked more into the financial aid info.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not tried to find off-campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Because all girls, there's no need to focus on looks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: They're very accessible and comfortable to be.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls have their good and bad days.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The material is very interesting and fun!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Honor Code is only slightly re-enforced.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: No matter the age, everyone is very kind.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Northampton, and Smith especially, feels very safe. Crime is rarely heard of. Camus police does their job well. I walk across campus and even town at ungodly hours of the night often.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are great, registration is usually a pain. Workload is heavy but manageable. Disability services are very supportive and accessible. Engineering, Study of Woman & Gender seem to be especially popular majors.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Northampton is a nice liberal artsy town with lots of independent boutique stores. There are many of other towns around, but once you leave Noho, it's pretty dull from there. Even Amherst isn't as interesting as Noho. Boston is quite far away (about 1.5 hr drive).

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are great for college. It doesn't feel like you're living in a white brick cell. The rooms are generally spacious, dorms are clean, and the walls are very nicely textured and colored. :)

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Overall, very strict administration, especially concerning the honor code and drug/alcohol/dorm regulation violations. Smith trusts its students, and it's also a school very concerned with social justice, so even seemingly trivial violations are taken very seriously and reported.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey, limited in options, plus Smith residential life only allows seniors to live off-campus, and you have to apply for permission.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great school overall: resources, academics, facilities, alumni. The social scene is a bit of a drawback I think, and the single-gender hipster environment becomes bland and suffocating after a while. If you find your place though and put your efforts into your work, you should have a great experience.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: No Greek life at Smith.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basically if you're not an athlete participating in a school sport, you'll almost never hear of anything going on in the athletics department.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Quite average for college food. Chase/Duckett is awful, Northrop/Gillett is great.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's an all-women's college, so if you're gay in any way, it's great; Smith students are smart, independent, and yes, empowering. There are many students who walk around campus in sweats, but some do dress up for class. There are very average looking people and there are also hands-down gorgeous people. Beauty at Smith comes in every different style. You're unlikely to find your standard California A&F beach babe though. Most Smithies have a unique look in one way or another.

If you're straight, tbh, tough luck. Meeting guys is harder than many people make it out to be. Of the 5 colleges in the valley, 2 are all-women's schools. Amherst and UMass are almost an hour away by bus. There aren't many guys in Smith classes, and those at Smith parties are usually there just for hookups. Your best luck is probably in taking classes at the other three co-ed schools.

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't apply, but it's well known that Smith is very generous in giving financial aid.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Though it's not an ivy, academics do really feel top-notch. Professors are all brilliant and care about the students, most classes are small, and there are plenty of academic resources.

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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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