Smith College

Northampton, MA

Website: www.smith.edu/

Private
2,521
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 2,520 Women
(0.0%) 1 Men
397
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
32% of 5,432 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
640-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
650-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,701
Tuition and Fees
$52,404
Room and Board
$17,520
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$51,913
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,083
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
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
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Campus Life

Northampton Population
28,495
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
First-Year Students Returning
93.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History   2
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone
(413) 585-2500
Fax
(413) 585-2123
E-mail
admission@smith.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
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 1
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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
32% of 5,432 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 5,432 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
650 (38%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Women
650 (38%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
54% of 538 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
931
Students Accepting Wait List Position
471
Students Admitted From Wait List
19

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.84
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 72%
Top quarter: 96%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,701
Tuition and Fees
$52,404
Room and Board
$17,520
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,977
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 25
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002209
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
451 (75.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
370 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
370 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
370 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,913
Need-Based Gift
Received by 357 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,491
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 333 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,192
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 11 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
41 (10.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,564

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,749 (71.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,513 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,513 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,513 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,790
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,473 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,924
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,412 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,514
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 27 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
189 (7.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,119

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,083
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

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

Master's Programs of Study

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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Social Work

Location and Setting


Northampton Population
28,495
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Campus Size
147 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
5%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
Other
self-defense workshops, emergency telephones, programs in crime and sexual assault prevention

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Equestrian Sports x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Squash x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Equestrian Sports    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Squash    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
crew, rock climbing, soccer, squash

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
2,521
Women
2,520 (100.0%)
Men
1 (0.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,505
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
All Graduate Students
397

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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