Smith College

819 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
    B
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

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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.44 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 18 responses
Report
  • Driven
    44%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Busy
    11%
  • Gay
    11%
  • Stressed and irritaged
    11%
  • Studious and stuck up.
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    83%
  • Cool
    8%
  • White
    8%

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%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

819 reviews
  • Excellent
    160
  • Very Good
    299
  • Average
    269
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    24
Smith's beautiful campus is the perfect backdrop to a rigorous education for inquisitive minds. I think the one thing that all Smithies take away from college is the ability to think critically, which, in my opinion, is an incredibly valuable skill. Negatives include: stingy when it comes to student life (i.e. reducing chaplains, upkeep of some of the houses, declining food quality) and an ongoing struggle to support students who aren't cis, hetero, white, middle class and able-bodied.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago