Smith College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
I thought my college had excellent students and teachers
It was a powerful educational experience with a stimulating academic environment and a vibrant community.
Smith is an empowering place that encourages you to find what makes you happy in life and to pursue it, even if it may be unconventional. You are surrounded by a group of women who are passionate and driven and the alumna community continues that sense of community after graduation.
The campus and the town are beautiful. Smith is a unique experience and great for a liberal arts degree
Smith college is a great school academic-wise, students have the advantage of a low student to faculty ratio, and faculty are very accessible and supportive. However, the academic environment was super cut throat and suffocating at times, as I was a pre-med student. The student body was mostly rich, upper class white female students with very idealist views of the world. If you are poor, a minority or an immigrant student, it's pretty easy to feel isolated. Smith's idea of diversity was to attract "women of color" from all over the world who lives a Western life style, all of whom went to international schools at their home country and couldn't speak a word of what the natives there spoke. So yes, Smith had diversity in terms of skin color, but definitely not life experiences or point of views. Go to Smith if you want to learn how to think, but not if you want to learn any actual life skills. So Smith would prepare you well for graduate school, but not for an actual job. Northampton is a cool little town in the rural western mass, where nothing happens, so social life can be...some what lacking.
It was a bit of a culture shock because I went to a conservative Catholic undergrad. I remember the dorms being hit during the summer. The Campus is beautiful and the food was good. Their program is very, very strong clinically and very well known in the field. The administration is also receptive to student feedback.