Private 4 Year

Smith College Admission Requirements

Northampton, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Smith College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Smith College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Smith College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Smith College is 37%.  It ranks #15 in Massachusetts and #129 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Smith College is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,917 out of 5,249 applicants were admitted.

Smith College typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average GPA around 4.0. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Smith College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Smith College.

Smith College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Smith College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Smith College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Smith College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Smith College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Smith College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Smith College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Smith College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Smith College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Smith College was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Smith College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School GPA's for admitted Smith College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 67.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% of Smith College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Smith College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 72%
Top 25% of class 96%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Smith College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,249 0 5,249
Accepted 1,917 0 1,917
Acceptance Rate 37% ? 37%
Enrolled 527 0 527
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% ? 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Smith College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Smith College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Smith College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Smith College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167835 IPEDS survey data for Smith College.


What is my chance of getting into Smith College?

37% of those who apply are granted admission to Smith College. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.