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Counselors are a vital part of what we do in college admission. We want you to be well served by our office. 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 contact admission@smith.edu.


Admission Statistics

Class of 2026 (as of August 2022*)

Total number of applications 7,269
Admit rate 23%
Size of class 625
Number of transfers entering in September 18
Number of states represented (including D.C. & US Territories) 44
Percentage of international students 14%
Percentage of students of color (excluding international) 32%

*Preliminary estimates; final numbers could change.


Forms & Deadlines

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

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
Interview (optional)   November 15
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@smith.edu

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

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
Midyear School Report (if available)   January 1
Two Teacher Evaluations   January 1
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   January 1
Interview (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@smith.edu

Decision mailings are sent in late March.

Common Application or 
Coalition Application
  January 15
Secondary School Report   January 15
Counselor Recommendation   January 15
Two Teacher Evaluations   January 15
Midyear School Report   February 2*
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   January 15
Interview (optional)   January 15
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines

*If you are unable to provide the Midyear School Report by February 2, 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@smith.edu


Smith at a Glance

Enrollment

More than 2,100 undergraduates in Northampton 

Tuition and Fees, 2022–23

  • Tuition: $58,480
  • Room and Board: $20,340
  • Student Activities Fee: $288

Financial Aid to the Class of 2025

  • Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 63%
  • Smith grant range: $1,120-$81,000
  • Average need-based grant: $55,000

  • 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 will eliminate loans from its undergraduate financial aid packages for students receiving need-based institutional grants and replace the loan amount with grants from the college.

President

Kathleen McCartney is Smith’s president.

Faculty

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 

Courses of Study

About 1,000 courses in more than 50 areas of study.

International 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.

Library Holdings

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.

Residential Life

41 self-governing house communities accommodate between 10 and 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.

Athletics

11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sport programs.

Success After Smith

Two years after graduation, 90 percent of alumnae are employed and 41 percent have enrolled in graduate studies. 

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.

Alumnae

More than 45,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate degree recipients in all 50 states and more than 120 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. 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.  

Graduation Rates

Smith’s six-year undergraduate graduation rate is 90 percent.