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 3,200 students enrolled each year at Smith College.

About 30 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Smith College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 35 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Smith College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Smith College was reported as 32.5% in Fall 2020 with over 5,600 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 37.2%
  • 2017-2018: 31.9%
  • 2018-2019: 31.0%
  • 2019-2020: 32.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 30.3%

How Does Smith College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Smith College is seventy-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Holyoke College38.2%
Hampshire College2.0%
Amherst College11.3%
College of Our Lady of the Elms75.1%
American International College64.6%

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 2020)

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