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Smith College is a private, independent, women's liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. The college was chartered in 1871 and started functioning in 1875. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 145 acres. Smith College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is a member of the Seven Sisters. Smith is also a member of the Five Colleges Consortium.

Smith College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate as the NCAA athletic teams. They are nicknamed the Pioneers. The college's campus is also home to several student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Smith College

Smith College can be found in Northampton, MA (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Smith College.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of program offerings available from Smith College is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, family and social work, and liberal arts.

Smith College Selectivity

Smith College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 48% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 590 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Smith College centered around 560 to 670, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way Smith College works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 3, 065 students were enrolled in Smith College. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Smith College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Smith College. The school offers students meal plans. Smith College student athletes compete in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference competitions.

Smith College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts379political science, economics, American studies, English, history, anthropology, sociology, women's studies, . . .
Family and Social Work120social work
Therapy and Counselling63psychology, cognitive science
Science59biology, biochemistry, geology, chemistry, physics, astronomy
Education and Teaching48education, elementary school teaching, education of hearing impaired, secondary teaching
Fine Arts46art history and criticism, fine arts
Religion and Philosophy23religion, philosophy, logic
Drama and Performing Arts19drama, dance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9exercise science
Architecture and Planning8architecture
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science
Photography and Commercial Art4film studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Contact: Smith College

Smith College

Elm St

Northampton, MA 01063

General Phone: (413) 584-2700


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