Smith College Rankings

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In the World#729 of 14178
In North America#250 of 2629
In the United States#223 of 2528
In Massachusetts#12 of 90
In Northampton#1 of 1

Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
32%
Avg. cost to attend
$28,905 /y
Aid receiving
71%
Undergraduates
2,531
Graduates
363
Male:Female Ratio
2:98
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
smith.edu

Smith College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate32%32%
Applicants5,5975,597
Admissions1,8171,817
Freshmen enrolled full time633633

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1474 (51%)
Nonresident Alien374 (13%)
Hispanic325 (11%)
Asian264 (9%)
Black or African American189 (7%)
Two or more races133 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown130 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,905/year
Average aid awarded
$43,796
Students receiving aid
71%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$6,075
$30-48K$10,169
$48-75K$16,394
$75-110K$22,926
$110K+$44,293

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$53,940$53,940
Tuition in-state$53,940$53,940
Tuition out-of-state$53,940$53,940
Fee in-district$284
Fee in-state$284
Fee out-of-state$284

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,406
Combined charge for room and board$18,130
Room charge$9,100
Meal charge$9,030

Smith College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Social Work1268
Political Science and Government, General57
Economics, General47
Engineering, General36
English Language and Literature, General34
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other33
Biology & Biological Sciences, General293
Computer Science29
Environmental Studies27
Sociology27
Neuroscience26
History, General23
Fine & Studio Arts, General22
Biochemistry17
Mathematics, General16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16
Education, General13
Geology & Earth Science, General13
American & United States Studies & Civilization12
Anthropology12
French Language and Literature12
Chemistry, General11
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General11
Philosophy10
Women's Studies10
Elementary Education and Teaching10
Film & Cinema & Video Studies9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8
Secondary Education and Teaching8
Dance, General24
Music, General6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6
Statistics, Other6
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6
Spanish Language and Literature5
Medieval and Renaissance Studies5
Comparative Literature5
Physics, General4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4
Astronomy4
African-American & Black Studies3
Architecture3
Jewish & Judaic Studies3
East Asian Studies3
Religion & Religious Studies2
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies2
Portuguese Language and Literature1
Latin American Studies1
Italian Studies1
Grand Total6161678
TotalWomen
Graduation rate89%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,009
Citations
178,970

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,218
Biology
653
Mathematics
543
Sociology
504
History
357
Political science
318
Computer science
283
Medicine
280
Physics
254
Art
249
Philosophy
187
Geology
185
Chemistry
174
Economics
145
Geography
86
Environmental science
78
Engineering
70
Materials science
62
Business
43

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History3041,102
Psychology41869,765
Sociology4759,952
Philosophy555443
Art617242
Geology6946,055
Political science7561,779
Physics82313,876
Mathematics90311,179
Economics9624,026
Geography10751,694
Biology113124,469
Environmental science11703,043
Computer science12097,944
Medicine15567,420
Engineering19131,261
Business1933714
Chemistry22404,166
Materials science25441,478

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199073676
199158624
199268839
199356935
199469974
1995781041
1996701217
1997791172
1998971534
19991071727
20001072110
20011112425
2002993418
20031223426
20041473795
20051414094
20061444681
20071635277
20081835687
20091886516
20101997366
20112188606
20121979336
201321110354
201420011303
201521210876
201622510524
201722410155
20182049194
201924410595
202023511507

General info

Alternative namesSC
Founded1871
WikipediaSmith College
MottoIn Virtue Knowledge
Colorswhite, blue, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January; February-May)
Total FTE staff1,197
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

AddressElm St
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01063
United States
City population29,000
Phone4135842700
Fax+1 (413) 585 2527

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