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Knowledge. Community. Generosity. These three concepts capture Smith’s identity as an institution. Since its founding in 1871, Smith has remained at the forefront of higher education. A leader in service, sustainability, and scholarship, the college fosters the creativity and determination of its students with first-class facilities, dedicated faculty, and endless scholarly resources.

Pushing the World Forward

From an expansive geothermal energy project to omitting loans from financial aid packages, Smith has a long and varied history of putting its values into practice in tangible, impactful ways.

Smith is an institution of doers and change-makers—our students, faculty, and staff members all work together to enact positive changes, both on campus and in broader communities.

Discover Smith in Action

1,000+

courses

41

house communities

140+

student clubs and organizations

Smith College President Sarah Willie-LeBreton.

Meet President Willie-LeBreton

Smith’s 12th president, Sarah Willie-LeBreton assumed office in July 2023. Learn more about her background, her goals, and her hopes for Smith.

Get To Know Her

$2.5B

total endowment (as of 2023)

87%

of undergraduate students who apply for aid receive need-based grants from any source (2022-23)

18.2%

percentage of students receiving Pell grants

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Contact Us

Find mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for the college.

College Hall at Smith College.

Governance

Read about the policies and committees—including the board of trustees—that Smith runs on.

Grecourt Gates with pink flowers.

Campus Webcams

From Paradise Pond to Neilson Library, check out the campus in real time.

A kayaker on Paradise Pond.