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Smith College

Northampton, MAwww.smith.edu
Smith College is one of the Seven Sisters, the prestigious consortium of East Coast women's colleges once seen as the female counterpart of the predominantly male Ivy League. The school currently has about 2,600 undergraduates on its Northampton, Mass., campus. Smithies come from all 50 states and some 60 countries. The college's undergraduates are all women, but it admits both women and men to its graduate programs. Smith offers more than 1,000 courses in more than 50 majors, and because it is part of the Five College Consortium, students can also take classes at nearby Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass. The proximity of those other schools means that Smith's social life also extends onto their campuses, which are only a short shuttle ride away. Instead of living in dorms, Smith students reside in beautiful houses and have traditions like Friday afternoon tea and weekly family-style candlelit dinners. The school is also devoted to empowering women before and after college, with summer programs for high schoolers and executive education course for aspiring business leaders. Smith's alumni include chef Julia Child, poet Sylvia Plath, and journalist and activist Gloria Steinem.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$71,200
% of students who get any grants
67%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$26,000
Average price for low-income students
$9,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
37%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,594
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
6%
Average merit grant
$16,473
student success
Graduation rate
89%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$19,000
Average salary within 3 years
$48,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
37%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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