NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The following statistics offer a glimpse of the students who make up the Smith College Class of 2010. They will receive their degrees following a speech by Rachel Maddow, a political analyst and media host, during Smith's 132nd commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will be held Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the Quadrangle at the corner of Elm Street and Paradise Road. Should it need to be shifted inside because of inclement weather, it will be held in the Indoor Track & Tennis Facility (ITT) on West Street.
To ensure that there is ample space in the Quad (or ITT, in case of rain) for graduates and their families, the college is providing several alternatives for viewing the ceremony. It will be simulcast to John M. Greene Hall, rain or shine, and available via live Web stream online.
731 Baccalaureate Degree Recipients
709 bachelor of arts degrees
22 bachelor of science degrees
145 undergraduate degree recipients are double-majors
47 states are represented
29 countries are represented
5 most popular majors in descending order: psychology; economics; art (includes art history, art studio, architecture and urbanism); government; English.
62 are Ada Comstock Scholars (women of nontraditional age)
61-years is the age of the oldest graduating Ada, Lynne Francis, a published poet.
22-years is the age of the youngest graduating Ada, Delanie Barbee, a single mother from Springfield who finished in an accelerated program.
34 Fellowship Recipients
14 Smith women have been offered Fulbright Fellowships for the year 2010-11
20 additional Smith women (both graduating seniors and undergraduates) have been offered fellowships: Blumberg Traveling Fellows, 7; Boren Scholars, 1; DAAD Fellow, 1; Ecole Normale Superieure Fellow, 2; French Government Teaching Assistantships, 1; National Science Foundation, 6; Presidential Fellow, 1; Soros New American Fellow, 1.
83 Advanced Degree Candidates
61 master’s degrees
12 diplomas in American Studies
10 certificates of graduate study
Looking Ahead: Smith College Class of 2014
Smith received a record number of applications for entrance into the Class of 2014: 4,014 first-year applications.
Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, Smith enrolls 2,800 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.