Skip to main content

Smith at a Glance

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. 今天, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 46 states 和 78 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men 和 women as graduate students.

招生 & 地理位置

At Smith, we have more than 2,500 undergraduates who come from all over the country 和 all over the world. For students entering in fall 2023, we received 9,869 applications承认20%. Check out more admissions statistics.

Here’s the geographic breakdown of enrolling students (based on data for the class of 2027):








外国 & U.S. 领土






Financial 援助 to the Class of 2025

At Smith we are committed to making a high-quality education possible for women from all economic backgrounds by meeting 100% of the documented need of all admitted students who meet our deadlines. In the fall of 2022, Smith College eliminated loans from its undergraduate financial aid packages for students receiving need-based institutional grants 和 replaced the loan amount with grants from the college.

  • Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 63%
  • Smith grant range: $1,120-$81,000
  • Average need-based grant: $55,000

Undergraduate 学费 和 Fees, 2024–25




Housing 和 Meals


Student Activities Fee


Books, Course Materials, Supplies, 和 Equipment


Transportation (domestic average)


Personal Expenses

More at a Glance


Sarah Willie-LeBreton is Smith’s president.


There are 296 professors in 50 academic departments 和 programs. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1 in most years, 和 99% of full-time faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees.

International Study

每年, 35% of Smith juniors study abroad in Smith programs in Florence, 日内瓦, 汉堡, 和巴黎, or in programs in Europe, 非洲, 亚洲, Latin America, 和 English-speaking countries in both hemispheres.

Residential Life

学生 live in 41 self-governing house communities that accommodate between 10 和 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.

Library Holdings

The Smith College 库 hold more than 1.4 million items, including books, periodicals, microforms, maps, 和 more. There are special-subject libraries for the fine 和 performing arts 和 the sciences, as well as a distinguished collection of women’s history manuscripts 和 a nationally prominent rare book collection.


Smith athletics offers 11 varsity sports 和 extensive intramural 和 club sport programs.

Success After Smith

Six months after graduation, 97% of alums are employed, in a full-time fellowship, or enrolled in graduate studies.

Support for Smith

Fundraising campaigns, including Women for the World 和 Here for Every Voice, have raised a total of $605 million in recent years. Women for the World was the largest 和 most successful campaign ever undertaken by a women’s college. 2020年, the college received the largest gift in its history—$50 million—in support of financial aid 和 career development.  

Five College Consortium

The member institutions of the Five College Consortium have collaborated to achieve as a group things they can’t achieve individually. These include faculty exchanges, joint faculty appointments, joint course offerings, doctoral programs, 和 combined library catalogs 和 borrowing privileges between Smith 和 nearby Amherst, Mount Holyoke, 和 Hampshire colleges 和 the University of Massachusetts.

Graduation Rates

第一次, first-year students entering in fall 2016 (class of 2020) had a six-year graduation rate of 89% as of fall 2022.


Our alums include more than 45,000 undergraduate 和 8,000 graduate degree recipients 和 can be found in all 50 states 和 119 countries.