Smith College

Smith College, Northampton: Address, Phone Number, Smith College Reviews: 5/5

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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,664 contributions
Lovely New England campus
Jul 2019
The Smith College campus is a bit spread out, as the college grew over the years,and the modern facilities are impressive. I still like to visit the old quad area between Wilson and Emerson House.
Smith is the largest of the Seven Sisters campuses. The undergraduate programs are still only open to female students, while the graduate programs are coed.
Written March 20, 2020
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MFrnklmn
United States26 contributions
Nice campus
Nov 2019
Enjoyed checking out the campus. Some beautiful buildings, including some great mid-century ones which I particularly like.
Written November 21, 2019
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Jules
Northampton, MA19 contributions
The campus centre cafe
Oct 2019
The cafe in the campus centre is the best place for food if you are on the campus. The wood fired pizza is to die for, it is the best in Northampton.
Written October 27, 2019
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Annie K
New York City, NY248 contributions
Lovely Campus!!!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place! Enjoyed all the beautiful gardens and museum. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed walking around exploring.
Written July 2, 2019
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ygNYC
New York City, NY132 contributions
excellent school with lovely grounds
Jun 2019 • Friends
Smith College is one of the best undergraduate schools in the country but it's also got a lovely campus with massive old oaks, charming walkways, Paradise Pond, a world class Art Museum, and Botanic Garden. The Special Collections at the SC Libraries are open to the public for research. Definitely worth a visit!
Written June 6, 2019
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,795 contributions
Loving, Relaxing Campus
Apr 2019 • Couples
While at the College to see the Botanic Gardens, I was impressed by the lovely layout of the grounds, which were first class. The campus is only one mile from the Amtrak Northampton Train Station, which makes for a very convenient way to get to the town, either from the north of south for students, staff, faculty, and alumni. In the summer, Amtrak will run two more round trip trains to Northampton to add to the existing one round trip train.
Written April 25, 2019
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Ben S
San Francisco156 contributions
I LOVED Smith.....
Mar 2019 • Solo
Even though I went to Hampshire College in neaby Amherst, since Smith is part of the five-college consortium, I took several classes there throughout my second and third years at Hampshire. I LOVED all of the classes I took at Smith, it was in my favorite town in the Valley, which was Northampton (which I VASTLY preferred to Amherst) I guess because I'm an urban boy.

The Smith campus is beautiful, I love the Botanical Gardens, the Art Museum and John M. Greene hall is actually a GREAT concert venue. If I were a woman, I probably would have selected Smith, because it's really a top-notch college. It's traditional, BUT, the women I met there were VERY liberal. Smith has lots of Lesbians and Trans Women on campus, which is really awesome, AND, is a very progressive and diverse institution of radical free thought, which highly appealed to me as a gay man. I'm all for empowerment.

Other than Hampshire, I enjoyed my Smith classes most. I even had a Smith professor on my Division III Senior Thesis Committee at Hampshire my fourth year. After graduation, I moved into Northampton, and I very much enjoyed visting the Smith campus continually, and going to the Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens for relaxation and inspiration. Smith is a very beautiful campus, and an EXCEPTIONAL institution of higher learning. I feel VERY privileged I was able to study at, and utlilize the resources of its campus.
Written March 12, 2019
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PlatinumHoney
Los Angeles, CA2,102 contributions
So This Is Smith
Nov 2018 • Couples
Just as I’d pictured it...idyllic, small, lots of rolling hills, red brick, trees, a cool fall breeze, leaves of many autumn shades, a blue sky, and students milling about. Iconic scene befitting its image.
Written November 4, 2018
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taxonomy
Northampton, MA29 contributions
A very nice school that turns out a high quality product.
Aug 2018 • Couples
Our visit to the sunny environs of Smith College included a trip to the Campus Center Cafe and the duck pond. Smith, in years past, was mostly know for churning out first ladies such as Barbara Bush and Nancy Regan. That, however was a long time ago and it's entirely unfair to judge Smith by the classes of '47 and '43. The modern smith campus churns out women that can and do change just about any part of the world they set their sights on. If you are a Smithy, please set your sights on something and change it because, overall, I'd rather have more things being run by Smithies that not. The campus itself is park like feel, which isn't surprising as it was designed by Fredric Law Olmsted, who also designed central park. So, if you close your eyes and imagine a beautiful park populated by intelligent young women, and occasionally myself, you're pretty much on track for understanding Smith. My I also recommend a visit to dance and theater events or, my favorites, the Wailing Banshees or Gamalon. Women in the arts is pretty much the opposite of Isis, Al Shabaab or the Texas Republican Party. Smith is a welcome presence in Northampton and you'll enjoy your visit there.
Written August 2, 2018
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Ha-Mi Nguyen
Stockholm, Sweden160 contributions
Loved everything about my Smith visit
Apr 2017 • Solo
I visited a friend in 2010. Loved the atmosphere of the school and its college town. I got a chance to sneaked in a math class and a landscape studies class since the classes were a bit on the bigger size (40+ I think?). The campus felt really nice. The 2 dining halls that I had a chance to dine at both had great food and offered a decent variety of options (though, according to my friend, the opinion I held could be because of this "grass is greener", "your school's dining halls have better food than my school's" syndrome haha). Really nice dorms (or at least the one where my friend was living). And the Smithies I interacted with were all super lovely, intellectual, and hip! Definitely the kind of folks I'd love to talk to and learn from!
Written March 2, 2018
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