Smith College, like all selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions, so successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond impressive grades and test scores. This is the reason why you see some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the graph. Competitive applications should have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. As a few of the data points above illustrate, strengths in some of these areas can compensate for grades and test scores that are a little less than ideal.
To learn more about Smith College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Smith College Admissions Profile
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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