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Smith College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Smith College Description:

Smith College is one of the "Seven Sisters"; it's a private women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts. Smith is also a member of the five college consortium along with Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst. Students at any of these five colleges can easily take classes at the other member institutions. First opened in 1875, Smith has a beautiful and historic campus that includes the 12,000 square foot Lyman Conservatory and the Botanic Garden with about 10,000 different plant species. The college can boast of many famous alumnae including Sylvia Plath, Julia Child, and Gloria Steinem. Smith consistently ranks among the nation's top women's colleges.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,212 (2,664 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,460
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,860
  • Other Expenses: $1,793
  • Total Cost: $57,913

Smith College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,050
    • Loans: $4,612

Most Popular Majors:

American Studies, Art History, Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 81%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Smith College Mission Statement:

"Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. A college of and for the world, Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, developing leaders for society's challenges."

mission statement from http://www.smith.edu/collegerelations/mission.php

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