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Smith College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,606
Total Undergrads
Including 21 Part-time
643
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 0 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

98% Women
2% Men

Athletics

Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Basketball - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Soccer - - - Yes
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.0%
Hispanic 10.0%
Non-resident alien 13.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 48.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 21
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine class of 2014
  • 3
  • Smith uses the House System which means that students are placed in houses. Much of the social life revolves around the people in your house. If you are placed in…

  • May-29-2012 Read More
  • Megan from Stafford Springs, CT
  • 5
  • Smith College has a very strong House community that is supportive and helpful for incoming students and current students alike. Stresses community spirit and equality awareness.…

  • Jun-26-2012 Read More
  • Sandra from Brooklyn, NY
  • 5
  • Wonderful housing, with a great variety to choose from. You can be in a small close knit community house, a larger informal house or anything in between. They are actually…

  • May-30-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Josephine from Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    We are so privileged that we have so many food options to choose from: 15 dining halls, some open later than others, and have a variety of foods. I really appreciate grab and go and Chapin!

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  • 5
  • from Tampa, FL
  • Jan-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Smith has a buffet style dining hall, and most of the ingredients are locally sourced. I did not have a single bad meal in the entirety of my two week stay. Every lunch and dinner has a salad bar, lunch offers soup, and two or three hot entrees are offered. There are options available for vegans, vegetarians, kosher, gluten-free, any sort of dietary restriction there is food available. As for off campus, I did not eat out very much, Bueno y Sano had pretty good food, and the food at Local Burger is divine. Herrells Ice Cream serves the best ice cream.

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  • 4
  • Julia from Oregon City, OR
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Pluses there are a bunch of dining halls in houses across campus so you never have to walk far for food (or at all if yours is one of the 18 houses with a dining hall located in it) drawbacks include limited variety at each location. Because there are so many small dining halls at any given meal each dining hall has a limited selection. Everyone is on an unlimited meal plan so you can always go dining hall hopping and eat at as many locations in one meal as you want. There is also a convenient dining hall app that you can download and all of the menus are posted online so you can look to see what is being offered at each location. The food itself is generally pretty good and there are accommodation for dietary restrictions (including an entire vegetarian/vegan dining hall which always has AWESOME foo

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  • 4
  • Madison from Pittsboro, NC
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    One thing that Smith dining does not have is repetition. Each house has a different menu for breakfast lunch and dinner, so even if you don't like what's being served at one dining hall, you can always go to another and get something else. The food here is pretty fantastic as college food goes; many ingredients are local and organic, and the dining halls do a good job providing food for students who eat gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan, and for those observing different religious practices.

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  • 4
  • Bronx, NY
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The food will be impressive at first and become boring within a month or two. It's good quality and the dining hall staff work really hard. But the menu gets pretty repetitive after awhile and the idea of seasoning usually seems to be something that nobody thought of. Lines get pretty long when there's something good on the menu but it's definitely worth the wait.

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  • 3
  • jj77
  • Nov-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is sub-par, sometimes it's good; some times you may need to go to the local pizzeria.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Webster, MA
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Smith has a many different dining halls, so if you don't like what is being served, you can go somewhere else. Also, Julia Child Day is awesome!

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  • 5
  • Nathaly from Houston, TX
  • May-03-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are about 15 dining areas on campus, and they give a variety of foods (vegetarian, vegan, local, etc). Whatever your preference, Smith has it.

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  • 4
  • Chelsea from Springfield, MA
  • Feb-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Smith tends to be creative in its dining options from Vegan to Korean night. The hours work well with busy schedules.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Julia from Oregon City, OR
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Smith doesn't have any sororities but the organization of the campus into smaller houses provides the perks of Greek life like a close knit social group. Houses host parties on the weekends which other smith students and sometimes students from the other 5 college schools attend.

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  • 0
  • Nathaly from Houston, TX
  • May-03-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    None. If you're interested in that, though, some schools nearby offer a Greek life.

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