Smith College

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Smith College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Northampton, MA, a predominately suburban area. There are around 3,400 students enrolled each year at Smith College.

About 40 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Smith College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 34 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Smith College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Smith College was reported as 43.1% in Fall 2013 with over 4,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Smith College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 47.5%
  • 2010-2011: 46.8%
  • 2011-2012: 45.5%
  • 2012-2013: 42.6%
  • 2013-2014: 43.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 44.1%

How Does Smith College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Smith College is twenty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Holyoke College46.8%
Hampshire College63.7%
Amherst College14.3%
College of Our Lady of the Elms74.9%
American International College67.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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