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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.

The student’s responsibility is to provide a thoughtful, thorough, authentic application. The college’s responsibility is to be deliberative and fair, and to make the right match.

 

 

 

Admission Statistics

Class of 2021

Size of class 635
Number of transfers entering in September 46
Number of states represented (including D.C.) 44
Number of foreign countries represented (by citizenship) 33
Percentage of students of color (excluding international) 38%
Regular decision 347
Early decision 288

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
Smith Writing Supplement   November 15
Secondary School Report   November 15
Counselor Recommendation   November 15
Two Teacher Evaluations   November 15
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   November 15
Interview (recommended)   November 15
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   January 15

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us 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

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
Smith Writing Supplement   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 (recommended)   January 1
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   February 15

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us 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

Decision mailings are sent in late March.

Common Application or 
Coalition Application
  January 15
Smith Writing Supplement   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 (recommended)   January 15
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   May 1

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us 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


Smith at a Glance

Enrollment

About 2,450 undergraduates in Northampton and 150 studying elsewhere

Tuition and Fees, 2018–19

Tuition: $52,120
Room and Board: $17,520
Student Activities Fee: $284

Financial Aid to the Class of 2021

Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 55%
Recipients of aid from any source: 58%
Smith grant range: $792–$66,702
Average need-based grant: $45,279

Smith guarantees to meet the full documented need, as determined by college policy, of all admitted students who apply for aid by the published admission and financial aid deadlines.

President

Kathleen McCartney is Smith’s president.

Faculty

293 professors in 58 academic departments and programs; student-faculty ratio of 9:1.

Courses of Study

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

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.

International Study

Each year nearly half 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.

Residential Life

37 self-governing houses accommodate between 12 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

Almost 70 percent of each year’s senior class step from graduation right into good jobs, while 25 percent go directly to graduate school.

Five College Consortium

Student and faculty exchanges, joint faculty appointments, joint course offerings, Ph.D. 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 48,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate degree recipients in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Support for Smith

In 2016 Smith concluded the Women for the World campaign, raising a total of $486 million for the college’s key priorities. It was the largest and most successful campaign ever undertaken by a women’s college.

Graduation Rates

In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, the average graduation rate as of 2014 for students who enter Smith College as first-year students is 86 percent. The period covered is equal to 150 percent of the normal time for graduation.