Reason #8 You Should Visit
The Pioneer spirit
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More than 2,400 undergraduates in Northampton and 145 studying elsewhere
Kathleen McCartney is Smith’s president.
290 professors in 58 academic departments and programs; student-faculty ratio of 9:1.
About 1,000 courses in more than 50 areas of study.
Each year nearly half of Smith juniors study abroad in Smith programs in Florence, Geneva, Hamburg and Paris, or in programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and English-speaking countries in both hemispheres.
More than 1 million items. Special-subject libraries for the fine and performing arts and the sciences; distinguished collection of women's history manuscripts; nationally prominent rare book collection.
41 self-governing houses accommodate between 12 and 100 students; most houses include women from all four classes.
11 varsity sports and extensive intramural and club sport programs.
Two years after graduation, 91 percent of alumnae are employed and 42 percent have enrolled in graduate studies.
Student and faculty exchanges, joint faculty appointments, joint course offerings, Ph.D. programs, combined library catalogues and borrowing privileges between Smith and nearby Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
More than 48,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate degree recipients in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.
In 2016 Smith concluded the Women for the World campaign, raising a total of $486 million for the college’s key priorities. It was the largest and most successful campaign ever undertaken by a women’s college.
Smith’s six-year undergraduate graduation rate is 89 percent.