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.
Because global perspectives are a vital element of a liberal arts education, Smith College encourages students from all academic disciplines, including the sciences and engineering, to engage with the world beyond Smith. Close to half of Smith's students spend time abroad before they graduate. These student profiles illustrate the many ways study away experiences transform lives.