Smith

Smith College

10 Elm Street, Northampton, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    70
  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of Smith College (Smith)

About this school

  • Website


    www.smith.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Undergrad women only

  • Graduate Students


    397

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,521
    • Men:1 (0.0%)
    • Women:2,520 (100.0%)

Location

Admission Information (Smith)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Smith College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Northampton, MA  01063
Phone
(413) 585-2500
Fax
(413) 585-2123
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
32% of 5,432 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 5,432 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
650 (38%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Women
650 (38%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.84
375 And Above
62%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
640-750 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
45%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
650-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
49%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
77%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Smith)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,044 (71.89610091084101%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,730 (24.035284314570582%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (1.1493262075108468%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,032 (2.9192885670775506%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Smith College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 25
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002209
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
484 (75.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
372 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
372 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
372 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,844
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 367 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,185
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 346 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,167
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 18 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
68 (10.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,095

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,802 (71.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,550 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,550 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,550 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,046
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,534 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,819
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,463 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,660
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 29 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
188 (7.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,278

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,501
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Smith)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Smith College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


82.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


86.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (Smith)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Social Work

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Theater

Campus Life (Smith)

Location & Geography

Population


28,495

Nearest Metropolitan Area


147 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Hartford

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Hartford, Conn.
Nearest Bus Station
Northampton
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


95% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


5%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
School Colors
Yellow and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
crew, rock climbing, soccer, squash

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Smith College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Undergrad women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,505

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,521
Women
2,520
Men
1

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.7% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 12.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.2% White
  • 7.2% Unknown

International Students


13.8%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


397

Student Resources (Smith)

Study resources