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About Smith

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged in your intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages you to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service help you observe different models of achievement so you can set your own course with conviction and confidence.


Introducing Smith’s 12th President

On September 15, 2022, the board of trustees introduced Sarah Willie-LeBreton as the college’s 12th president. Willie-LeBreton will take office on July 1, 2023.



Want to see the campus?

Find out how it feels to be surrounded by Smith's natural beauty, outstanding research facilities and eclectic architecture. See where you'll be studying, living and playing—and imagine yourself at Smith.



Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism

Meridians is an intersectional feminist journal based at Smith College that has been showcasing the ideas and voices of women of color for more than 20 years. Founded by former Smith College president Ruth J. Simmons, Meridians’ goal is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to U.S. and global economic conditions and political practices. It is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge creative work at the intersection of race, gender, ethnicity and nation.