Reason #45 You Should Visit
The campus in autumn
More than 2,100 undergraduates in Northampton
Kathleen McCartney is Smith’s president.
295 professors in more than 50 academic departments and programs; student-faculty ratio of 9:1 in most years
99% of full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees
About 1,000 courses in more than 50 areas of study.
Each year 40% 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.
More than 1 million items. Special-subject libraries for the fine and performing arts and the sciences; distinguished collection of women’s history manuscripts; nationally prominent rare book collection.
41 self-governing house communities accommodate between 10 and 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.
11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sport programs.
Two years after graduation, 90 percent of alumnae are employed and 41 percent have enrolled in graduate studies.
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.
More than 45,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate degree recipients in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Fundraising campaigns, including Women for the World and Here for Every Voice, have raised a total of $605 million in recent years. It 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.
Smith’s six-year undergraduate graduation rate is 90 percent.