Smith College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Smith College is one of the "Seven Sisters"; it's a private women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith is also a member of the five college consortium along with Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst. Students at any of these five colleges can easily take classes at the other member institutions. First opened in 1875, Smith has a beautiful and historic campus that includes the 12,000 square foot Lyman Conservatory and the Botanic Garden with about 10,000 different plant species. The college can boast of many famous alumnae including Sylvia Plath, Julia Child, and Gloria Steinem. Smith consistently ranks among the nation's top women's colleges.

Most Popular Majors

American Studies, Art History, Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3101
Total Grad Students: 513
Undergraduate Students: 2588
Faculty: 315

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1

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Percent Female: 100%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Elm St
Northampton Massachusetts 1063


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Applying to Transfer

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 45%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -45%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1733

Room and Board: 13390

Tuition and Fees: 40070

Total Cost: 55993

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4718

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 62%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 58%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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