Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students’ intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.
Smith is the largest women’s college in the United States. Our 1,000 courses and 50 areas of study provide significant intellectual challenges for our 2,600 students (hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 72 other countries). For every 9 students, there is a Smith professor, guiding and encouraging her as she negotiates our demanding but flexible curriculum. The campus boasts facilities and equipment that are among the best available to undergraduate students. And, our unique residential houses give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to live among a small group of diverse and interesting women.