Smith Classes of 2014 and 2018, by the Numbers

The following numbers offer a glimpse of the students who make up the Smith College Class of 2014. They graduated during Smith’s 136th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18, in the Quadrangle at the corner of Elm Street and Paradise Road.

672 Baccalaureate Degree Recipients

  • 643 bachelor of arts degrees
  • 29 bachelor of science degrees
  • 140 undergraduate degree recipients are double-majors
  • 45 states are represented
  • 31 countries are represented
  • 5 most popular majors in descending order: government; psychology; economics; art; and biology
  • 29 Ada Comstock scholars
  • 70 years is the age of the oldest graduating Ada
  • 24 years is the age of the youngest graduating Ada

64 Advanced Degree Candidates

  • 45 master’s degrees
  • 8 diplomas in American Studies
  • 11 certificates of graduate study

Looking Ahead: Smith College Class of 2018

  • 4,461 applications, the largest number in Smith’s history
  • 1,803 applicants were admitted
  • 625 students expected to make up the class
  • 39 states plus the District of Columbia are represented
  • 42 countries are represented
  • 50 are traditional-aged transfer students
  • 33 are Ada Comstock Scholars

Founded in 1871, Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, developing leaders for society’s challenges. The rigorous academic program—anchored in the sciences, the humanities and arts—is demanding yet flexible, with more than a thousand course offerings in more than 50 areas of study. A host of unique study abroad programs, the first engineering program offered at a women’s college and a growing roster of “concentrations,” which allow students to organize unique combinations of intellectual and practical experiences, are signature offerings of the college. The largest women’s liberal arts college in the United States, Smith enrolls 2,600 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.