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Smith College

School Profile

  • Smith CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Northampton, MA
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Women only

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,610
First-year Undergraduate Students: 643
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,610
Graduate Students: 491

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $37,758
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $37,758

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 267
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 90


Member: NCAA
Team name: Pioneers


  • Ranked #19 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #21 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #11 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #18 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #22 Social Work

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Admissions Address

7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
(413) 585-2500
Fax: (413) 585-2527
Contact: Debra Shaver
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 47%
Early decision acceptance rate 50%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 47%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,015
Female applicants 4,015
Male applicants 0
Applicants accepted 1,881
Female applicants accepted 1,881
Male applicants accepted 0
Freshman enrollment 631
Female freshman enrollment 631
Male freshman enrollment 0
Early decision applicants 317
Early decision applicants accepted 158
Early decision applicants enrolled 148
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 23%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 439
Students accepting place on wait list 204
Students accepted from wait list 86

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 43%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 79%
Average high school GPA 3.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 69%
SAT Critical Reading average score 664
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-730
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 642
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 590-690
SAT Writing average score 667
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 620-720
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 22%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-33
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-29

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