Smith College

northampton, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Smith College is a private institution established in 1871 with suburban setting located at Northampton. It is ranked 12 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $52,404 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,521. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#12 in national liberal arts college
Location northampton, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1871
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
2,521 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
social sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $52,404
Outstate Tuition Fee $52,404
Room and Board Fees $17,520
$44,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


37% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.94 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$50,844 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$48,185 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,701
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Jan 25
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid Profile, FAFSA, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Dora Windes Zollman Scholarships
Total Worth 25,000 per year (limited to 12,500 per semester of enrollment)
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
STRIDE Scholarships
Total Worth 20,000, also an annual stipend of 2,450 each year for two years
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Smith Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth 10,000 annually for four years
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Springfield/Holyoke Partnership
Total Worth full-tuition
Details For students from public schools in Springfield and Holyoke, Massachusetts. All students who apply to Smith from these schools will be automatically considered. This scholarship is available to U.S. citizens.
Trustee Grant
Total Worth one-half of the annual tuitio
Details The trustees of Smith College offer tuition assistance to the daughters of current residents of Northampton or Hatfield, Massachusetts. To be eligible they must have lived in these towns for at least five years and remain residents. This is available to students of traditional age who are enrolled full-time at Smith.

The Trustee Grant does not follow a student for off-campus study. If you receive funding from this grant you are responsible for this amount during the time you are studying away from the college.


2,521 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
88% Students graduate within 6 years