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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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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very old-school styled houses to modern, great!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Some sports are praised more than others.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The lighting around campus isn't that great but I never feel unsafe really. Campus police is there to help you if you feel unsafe walking home at night.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Going to office hours is extremely helpful. Professors are very skilled and want to see you succeed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really like my house. I live on Lower Elm and it is close to practically everything except the quad. The social atmosphere is great and it is kept generally clean.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like Smith. For the most part, it's very welcoming and I feel like I can be myself. I have enjoyed most of my classes so far and they have been challenging and interesting the whole time. I like that there is an open curriculum; it makes me feel I have a lot of control and I feel like I can enjoy myself while learning.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: some drugs, usually not prevalent, good policies

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great transportation to other colleges for parties because they rarely happen here

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Quad but rare. fun when they happen.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Extremely accepting of minorities, diverse in every way, watch your tongue if you're a majority

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Blue light system, amnesty policy, super safe

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: great courses, amazing professors, small classes

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know corporations and people who will hire you just because you have a degree from Smith

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Very accessible to non-athletes. Club sports are really really fun.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Amazing professors, great (non-party) social life, beautiful buildings and dorms, amazing programs, racially diverse campus, 5 min walk from town, everyone's happy and helpful, not cut-throat, student body is extremely intelligent (I graduated in the top 5-7% of my class at a difficult high school and can say that the majority of people here are smarter than me.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe in general but several of my friends possessions have been stolen during this semester.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This semester I had two great professors that clearly knew their topics very well and made me excited about them. I had one professor that didn't seem to know what she was talking about.

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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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