Smith College

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Smith College
motto Ἐν τῇ ἀρετῇ τὴν γνῶσιν
("Knowledge complements virtue")
founding 1871
Sponsorship Private
place Northampton (Massachusetts) , United States
President Kathleen McCartney
Students 2,664 (2013/2014)
Professors 285 (2013/2014)
Foundation assets 1.4 billion US $ (2012)
University sports Pioneers
Networks Five colleges

The Smith College in Northampton , Massachusetts , is the largest women's college of the United States and one of the most respected in the world. It is a private, non-denominational educational institution and a member of the " Seven Sisters ", the seven most prestigious women's colleges in the United States. The college is also one of the Five Colleges , a consortium of five universities in the Amherst and Northampton region.

Smith College was founded by Sophia Smith in 1871 and opened in 1875. The president since 2013 has been Kathleen McCartney, the former dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The college rules require that all female students live and work on campus in order to support their camaraderie. There are currently around 2,750 female students enrolled and taught by 298 professors (as of 2015).

Only women are admitted as undergraduates . Men are also admitted as graduate students .

In the national ranking of the US News & World Report , Smith College was ranked 20th among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States for the 2014 academic year .



see category: University Lecturers (Northampton, Massachusetts)


Famous fictional female students and graduates

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Coordinates: 42 ° 19 '5.2 "  N , 72 ° 38' 17.3"  W.