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May 15, 2012

Smith College Class of 2012, By the Numbers

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The following statistics offer a glimpse of the students who make up the Smith College Class of 2012. They graduate during Smith's 134th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Quadrangle at the corner of Elm Street and Paradise Road.

652 Baccalaureate Degree Recipients

634 bachelor of arts degrees
18 bachelor of science degrees
159 undergraduate degree recipients are double-majors
44 states are represented
27 countries are represented
5 most popular majors in descending order: government; psychology; economics; art (includes art history, art studio, architecture and urbanism); English.
25 are Ada Comstock Scholars (women of nontraditional age)
55 years is the age of the oldest graduating Ada
25 years is the age of the youngest graduating Ada

80 Advanced Degree Candidates

56 master’s degrees
9 diplomas in American Studies
15 certificates of graduate study

Looking Ahead: Smith College Class of 2016

4,341 applications, the largest number in Smith’s history
1,838 applicants were admitted

Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, Smith enrolls 2,800 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.


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