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Counselors are a vital part of what we do in college admission. You are an important partner in this process, which each year becomes increasingly more complicated and anxiety producing. If hearing from an admission officer can be of benefit to your students and their parents, please reach out!

Smith is one of the largest women’s liberal arts colleges in the United States.

Admission Statistics

Data for students entering Fall 2023.

Statistic

Value

Total number of applications


9,869

Admit rate

20%

Size of class

649

Number of transfers entering in September

28

Number of Ada Comstock transfers entering in September

10

Number of states represented (including D.C. and U.S. territories)

46

Percentage of international students

14%

Percentage of students of color (excluding international)

35%

Percentage of first-generation students

17%

Geographic Breakdown of Enrolling Students

Data for the class of 2027.

Region

Percentage

Middle Atlantic

24%

Midwest

10%

New England

23%

South

7%

Southwest

4%

West

20%

U.S. Territories

<1%

Foreign residents

11%

Our open curriculum gives students the freedom to discover their passions and purpose.

Forms & Deadlines

Deferred applicants are reconsidered with Regular Decision applications in the spring. Decision mailings are sent mid-December.

Item Due date
Early Decision Agreement November 15
Common Application or  
Coalition Application
November 15
Secondary School Report November 15
Counselor Recommendation November 15
Two Teacher Evaluations November 15
Standardized Test Scores (optional) November 15
First-quarter or First-trimester Senior Grades As soon as grades become available
Financial Aid Materials See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Midyear School Report As soon as grades become available

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us by email, through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.

Office of Admission 
Smith College 
7 College Lane 
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2527 
admission@urchindesignlab.com

Deferred applicants are reconsidered with regular decision applications in the spring. Decision mailings are sent in late January.

Item Due date
Early Decision Agreement January 1
Common Application or 
Coalition Application
January 1
Secondary School Report January 1
Counselor Recommendation January 1
Two Teacher Evaluations January 1
First-quarter or First-trimester Senior Grades As soon as grades become available
Midyear School Report (if available) January 1
Standardized Test Scores (optional) January 1
Financial Aid Materials See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us by email, through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2527
admission@urchindesignlab.com

Decision mailings are sent in late March.

Item Due date
Common Application or 
Coalition Application
January 15
Secondary School Report January 15
Counselor Recommendation January 15
Two Teacher Evaluations January 15
Standardized Test Scores (optional) January 15
Midyear School Report February 15*
Financial Aid Materials See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines

*If you are unable to provide the Midyear School Report by February 15, please send it to us as soon as possible.

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us by email, through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2527
admission@urchindesignlab.com

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The Places They’ll Go

What could your students go on to do after graduating with a Smith degree? Smithies are found in all industries, in every role imaginable, from engineers at NASA to Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers. Whatever your students’ passions, Smith can help set them on the road to success.

See Some Outcomes
With over 140 clubs and organizations, Smith has something for everyone.
Students live in self-governing houses at Smith, not dorms.

At a Glance

Enrollment       
Smith has more than 2,500 undergraduates. 

Tuition and Fees, 2023–24 

  • Tuition: $61,260
  • Room and Board: $21,310
  • Student Activities Fee: $308

Financial Aid to the Class of 2027       
At Smith we are committed to making a high-quality education possible for women from all economic backgrounds by meeting 100% of the documented need of all admitted students who meet our deadlines. In the fall of 2022, Smith College eliminated loans from its undergraduate financial aid packages for students receiving need-based institutional grants and replaced the loan amount with grants from the college.

  • Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 63%
  • Smith grant range: $2,414 - $89,904
  • Average need-based grant: $61,315

President       
Sarah Willie-LeBreton is Smith’s president.

Faculty  
There are 296 professors in 50 academic departments and programs. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1 in most years, and 99% of full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees.

Courses of Study       
Smith offers over 1,000 courses in 83 areas of study.

International Study       
Each year, 35% of Smith juniors study abroad in Smith programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg, and Paris, or in programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and English-speaking countries in both hemispheres.

Library Holdings 
The Smith College Libraries hold more than 1.4 million items, including books, periodicals, microforms, maps, and more. There are special-subject libraries for the fine and performing arts and the sciences, as well as a distinguished collection of women’s history manuscripts and a nationally prominent rare book collection.

Residential Life 
Students live in 41 self-governing house communities that accommodate between 10 and 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.

Athletics 
Smith athletics offers 11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sport programs.

Success After Smith 
Six months after graduation, 97% of alums are employed, enrolled in full-time graduate studies, or in a full-time fellowship.

Five College Consortium 
Student and faculty exchanges, joint faculty appointments, joint course offerings, doctoral programs, combined library catalogues, and borrowing privileges between Smith and nearby Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Alums 
Our alums include more than 45,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate degree recipients and can be found in all 50 states and 119 countries.

Support for Smith 
Fundraising campaigns, including Women for the World and Here for Every Voice, have raised a total of $605 million in recent years. Women for the World was the largest and most successful campaign ever undertaken by a women’s college. In 2020, the college received the largest gift in its history—$50 million—in support of financial aid and career development.  

Graduation Rates 
Smith’s six-year undergraduate graduation rate is 90%. 

Each student receives a stipend of up to $4,500 to pursue an internship that excites them.
Smith is a core part of Northampton, a bustling small city just a five-minute walk from campus.

Transgender Applicants     People who identify as women—cis, trans and nonbinary women—are eligible to apply to Smith. For more information see Gender Identity and Expression.

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Dive Deeper

Want to get a better sense of what Smith is all about, so you can convey that to your students? Our newly redesigned viewbook allows you to do just that. With information about Smith’s unique history and cherished traditions, profiles of accomplished alums and current students, and a full list of academic programs available—among other features—the viewbook will help you and your students get acquainted with the college.

The viewbook is also available in hardcopy—printed on recycled paper, in keeping with Smith’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Request one and see for yourself.

Request a Viewbook