Smith College
#157 Overall Influence#111 Desirability Rank

Smith College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Smith College is a private liberal arts women’s college in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is the largest institution within the Seven Sisters. Smith is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Smith was the first historically women’s college to offer an undergraduate engineering degree. Smith alumnae include notable authors, journalists, activists, politicians, philanthropists, actresses, filmmakers, academics, CEOs, two First Ladies of the United States, and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, Emmy Award, MacArthur Grant, Peabody Award, and Tony Award.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,780

Acceptance

31%

Graduation Rate

89%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,120

Fees (in-state)

$284

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$8,817
30K-48K$9,445
48K-75K$15,109
75K-110K$24,173
110K+$45,238

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$51,100

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Elm St, Northampton MA 01063

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

20 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

21 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is Smith College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#10 World Rank #9 USA Rank
Social Work
#62 World Rank #34 USA Rank
Psychology
#78 World Rank #39 USA Rank
Literature
#75 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Education
#154 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Mathematics
#106 World Rank #58 USA Rank
History
#136 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Anthropology
#131 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Political Science
#165 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Sociology
#183 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Economics
#216 World Rank #84 USA Rank
Philosophy
#235 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Physics
#203 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Biology
#277 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Chemistry
#279 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Computer Science
#289 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#430 World Rank #142 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#514 World Rank #195 USA Rank
Engineering

Other areas of influence

#60 World Rank #47 USA Rank
Nursing
#142 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Communications
#158 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Medical
#180 World Rank #131 USA Rank
Business
#181 World Rank #98 USA Rank
Law
#224 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Smith College's Most influential alumni?

Smith College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Nursing, and Psychology. Smith College’s most academically influential people include Betty Friedan, Sylvia Plath, and Gloria Steinem.

Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan

American activist

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Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath

American poet, novelist and short story writer

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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem

American feminist and journalist

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Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu

Chinese American experimental physicist

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Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell

American author and journalist

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Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle

American writer

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Julia Child
Julia Child

American chef

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Florence R. Sabin
Florence R. Sabin

American medical scientist

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Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Author, memoirist

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Mary Whiton Calkins
Mary Whiton Calkins

American psychologist & scholar

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Stephanie Cutter
Stephanie Cutter

American lawyer and political consultant

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Randy Albelda

American economist

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