Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


  • Smith College was founded at a time when there were practically no choices for women who wanted an education equal to that available to men. The idea of such a college was a radical notion in 1871, but its success has been dramatic and undeniable. And for more than 130 years, Smith has stayed true to its mission of providing women with the best education available in the liberal arts and sciences.Today, of course, women have many options, but we have only become more convinced that, for many women, a women’s college is the best option. Providing the academic challenge, personal attention and wide-ranging opportunities you’d look for in any college is still our most important goal, but, as a women’s college, we think Smith offers some special bonuses.

University Ranking

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Health Services provides appropriate, comprehensive medical and counseling services to address the needs of college students.Reproductive Health Services

  • These services include annual Pap testing (beginning at age 21), sexually transmitted infection screening, contraception, pregnancy testing, evaluation of vaginal infections and evaluation of menstrual irregularities.
  • Contraceptive services: educating and prescribing: birth control pills, vaginal rings, depo provera injections and emergency contraception. Referrals for IUDs and implants.
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections: CDC recommends annual Chlamydia testing (which can be done by collecting a urine specimen) and HIV testing (a blood test).
International Travel
  • In addition to completing pre-travel forms such as needed for JYA, Health Services will review the health issues and needs in your proposed itinerary, whether it be academic related or personal. Necessary immunizations will be recommended and administered, and medications, such as malaria prophylaxis, prescribed.
  • Immunizations include tetanus; measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); influenza; meningitis; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; Typhim VI; polio injections; and HPV.
  • Prescription Medications
  • Starter doses of some medications are stocked at Health Services and will be dispensed by staff when appropriate. Prescriptions need to be filled at a local phar
The Counseling Service provides students with an opportunity to explore concerns and problems with a professional psychotherapist in a confidential setting. The college years are a time of accelerated growth, significant challenges and considerable stress. The Counseling Service is here to help you with the variety of concerns that arise during these intense years.FREE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELINGSmith College undergraduate and graduate students are given approximately eight confidential, one-on-one sessions during the academic year. The Counseling Service assists you in developing healthy, fulfilling relationships; increasing enjoyment; and working productively.The Office of Disability Services (ODS) serves as a central point of information and leadership to ensure equal access and full participation for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities in all programs and activities at Smith College. Principles of Universal Design guide us in our work as we strive to proactively identify and remove barriers to participation wherever possible. We also strive to promote a disability positive and inclusive climate at Smith that recognizes student's multiple identities and values the diverse perspectives that contribute to a multicultural learning and living environment.

Student Life

  • Join a supportive and diverse community that respects individual choices and achievements. Deejay for a radio station. Run for head of student government. Choreograph and produce your own dance performance. Join a comedy troupe. Lead your crew team to a varsity victory. Study the traditions of dance and theatre in Brazil. Serve an internship with the United Nations in Geneva.


  • Smith College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Membership in the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States