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Outstanding Achievements

Updated 7/20/2020

THE Smith College Fulbright U.S. Student Program has been the strongest college program in the country for about the past 17 years.

• In 13 out of the past 17 years, Smith has ranked either number one or two nationally in the number of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards:

• For the past two decades, Smith has ranked as a Top 10 Fulbright-producing college by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

• Between 2002 and 2020, more than 290 Smithies were offered Fulbright Awards.

• Smith students have been offered Fulbrights at rates well above--and sometimes triple--the national average of roughly 20%.

• Between 2008 and 2020, Smith's Fulbright success rate (i.e., the ratio of Fulbright-offer winners to applicants) has been the highest among all the topmost producing institutions in the nation including the Ivy Leagues.

• Since Smith's Fulbright Program was established in 2001-02, our students have been offered Fulbrights to more than 80 countries. Smithies have traveled the globe to conduct research, study, teach, and undertake artistic projects in more than half of the roughly 150 countries participating in the U.S. Student Fulbright Program--and they reach out to more new countries each year.

• Smith students have won Fulbright Awards in over 40 distinct fields, including Agriculture, Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geology, History, International Relations, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Musicology, Physics, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, and Theater Studies.

• Each year Smith students bring to the Fulbright Program a wide range of interests, talents and expertise. In recent years, Smith students have been offered Fulbright Fellowships to teach English as a second language in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Middle East. Our Fulbrighters have examined Italian influences on the Hungarian Renaissance and developed low-cost tests to detect the virus that causes Dengue fever in Bangladesh. Smithies have evaluated the viability of cooperatives as business models in Argentina as well as the potential for harvesting energy from waste in Finland. They have considered how contemporary Moroccan films narrate women's identities in addition to building quantum gas microscopes in France.
For more detail on winners and awards, please see: