The college began more than 140 years ago in the mind and conscience of a New England woman. Smith has changed much since its founding in 1871. But throughout its history there have been certain enduring constants: an uncompromising defense of academic and intellectual freedom, an attention to the relation between college education and the larger public issues of world order and human dignity.
Almost 70 percent of each year’s senior class step from graduation right into good jobs, while 25 percent go directly to graduate school.
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37 self-governing houses accommodate between 12 and 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.
Residence life is part of Smith's co-curricular environment that enhances and enriches the academic program. Students come from varied backgrounds, and the house community provides a supportive, social environment for students to learn about and appreciate each other's experiences and differences.
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.
he Pelham Medical Services provides appropriate, comprehensive medical services to address the needs of college students. Doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide routine health and wellness care such as sports and travel physicals; general check-ups; clearance exams for volunteer work or internships; reproductive and sexual health exams; contraception; related health education.
The Smith College Campus Police Department is committed to protecting the lives and property of all members of the Smith College community, including visitors and guests, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a part of the larger college community, the department strives to foster an environment where diversity is celebrated, where all are made welcome and where all rights are preserved. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on specially equipped mountain bikes, on a Segway or in cruisers.
11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sport programs.
What organization will you join or local community agency will you volunteer for? Or do you want to play a club sport? It’s your choice. All Smith students are members of the Student Government Association, which supports the programs of more than 120 organizations catering to students with varied interests. You can join—or lead—any of these organizations.
Smith is an incredible school that I feel lucky to have attended. The SDS department is quite young and care so deeply about their students! I have learned life long skills I can apply anywhere to any field.
Great university without a lot of resources for its students
Smith College provided me ample opportunities to succeed as a student. I had chances to conduct research as well as thrive in an environment driven by female leaders.