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Smith College, Northampton

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Smith is among the largest womenโ€™s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 72 countries. The college remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but Smith admits both men and women as graduate students.

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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • With a very reduced cost to audit classes, the Husband paid $50--Smith College is more than just another Ivy League or Women's college. We live nearby and also attend concerts, plays, talks...etc. Mos...  more »
  • I go to Smith College once a year for their Conbust science fiction and fantasy convention. It's a beautiful campus that has done a lot of work keeping its historic beauty while updating for special n...  more »
  • Top-notch faculty. Excellent classroom, library, and recreational facilities. Walkable campus, close to town. Diverse student population, drawn from a wide geographical area. Yes, there is a slant to ...  more »
Google
  • Respecting the Social Work Graduate program (I know nothing about the undergraduate program): No where else is it commonplace to walk to class and see 6 people crying incessantly, then going to class to hear 4 more people cry. It's a very VERY miserable place. My internship through this school was very difficult. I heard that Smith, to protect its brand, pays our supervisors a stipend and then tell them to be super critical of their work. Everyone I knew in the program loathed their field placements. Also this college prides itself as being open minded and liberal; but racist elitism runs deep in its structure, which makes for a toxic learning environment. Students continuously are protesting the administration, which consistently ignores its students wants and needs. I didn't learn much in the classes since it's repetitive and psychodynamic. The school likes to dehumanize its students to their political demographic status (ie sociocultural location) and overall this was by far the worst education experience of my life; many of the people I met dropped out and many others really really hate their field placements. The academics was so negative that I felt like I was getting a Master's degree in human misery and self hatred. Their teaching style is like "this is the problem, there is no way to fix it, and you are contributing to it."
  • Diverse and beautiful campus. It looks like a really fun place to go to school. They have a little bit of everything in their little college town.
  • My daughter beginning her college life at Smith. Very proud of her.
  • Most institutions of higher learning have readily accessible phone numbers on the several web pages that may be opened initially. Smith does not. Most callers prefer a human voice and not a compouter voice to refer the call to the right person. Smith does not. I am told that Smith has just started replacing their phone system with a new one. This is the appropriate time to put the computer system for initial answering into bye-bye land and exercise an old system to get us on the right track with involving the human use of human beings...
  • The influence of the place on the overall ambience and vitality of the city continues in a good timeline. How many of its graduates have crossed my own timeline I do not know but I remember seeing the students walking with purpose and smiles and that told me something about pursuit of a higher education.