Smith College

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Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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About Smith College

According to Wikipedia, Smith College is a private liberal arts women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was chartered in 1871 by Sophia Smith and opened in 1875. It is the largest member of the historic Seven Sisters colleges, a group of elite women's colleges in the Northeastern United States. Smith is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with four other nearby institutions in the Pioneer Valley: Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst; students of each college are allowed to attend classes at any other member institution. On campus are Smith's Museum of Art and Botanic Garden, the latter designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Smith College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate
5,249 37% 87%

How Much Does Smith College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$56,114
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $6,075
30K - 48K $10,169
48K - 75K $16,394
75K - 110K $22,926
110K+ $44,293

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Smith College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Smith College, then you can expect to earn an average of $51,100 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Smith College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
3,417 2,738 679

Where is Smith College?

Smith College is located at Elm St, Northampton MA 01063

How Safe is Smith College?

Smith College has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Northampton has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Smith College Known For?

Smith College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Smith College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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, Literature, and Psychology. Here are some of Smith College's most famous alumni:

Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
An American feminist and journalist.
Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
An American activist.
Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu
A Chinese-American experimental physicist.
Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath
An American poet, novelist and short story writer.
Julia Child
Julia Child
An American chef.
Mary Whiton Calkins
Mary Whiton Calkins
An American philosopher and psychologist.
Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman
An American felon and author.
Florence R. Sabin
Florence R. Sabin
An American medical scientist.
Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen
An American speculative fiction and children's writer.
Wendy Sherman
An American diplomat.
Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle
An American writer 1918-2007.
Laura Tyson
An American business academic.