I went to represent Smith today at a Boston-area college fair! I had a lot of fun talking with students. However, I think lots of girls in high school are apprehensive about considering a women’s college. I understand that, but I also think that students often jump to conclusions too quickly. That was me in high school. And then I ended up transferring to Smith from a co-ed institution. Almost all of the schools I applied to when I was transferring were women’s colleges, and that was definitely a great decision.
Being an all-women’s school is just one of the qualities that makes Smith an amazing place. If you’re on the fence, I challenge you to continue looking on the website for programs you might be interested in, contact some alumnae in your area, and visit campus if you’re able to.
Feel free to ask me any questions about “the women’s college thing” :)
Anonymous said: What are some of your favorite things about Smith? Is there anything that you dislike about Smith? Are there any areas that Smith can improve on?
Hey! These are tough questions, I could go on an on but here are some of the answers that first come to mind:
-Open curriculum! It’s so great having the flexibility to take the courses you really want. I still ended up taking classes in every broad general education category but it was nice not to have that pressure.
-Housing: Smith’s unique housing system made transferring as a junior really smooth.
-The campus and our facilities: Just seeing the campus was already enough to convince me that Smith was the place for me. It’s so beautiful. We have some trails on the edge of campus that are lovely for running and walking. The houses and academic buildings are great and we have excellent equipment in the libraries, like computers (and some labs with professional video and photo editing software suites) and you can even rent Kindles and cameras. Our gym is awesome and we have access to free exercise classes. Since I’m in theatre, I’m also particularly impressed by the high caliber performing arts productions. I don’t know much about lab facilities but I’ve seen some of them in Ford Hall and they look great.
-Faculty and staff of course!
As with all institutions, there are things that Smith can improve on. However, nothing that has really gotten in the way of my experience at here. For example, I wish that some of the other libraries besides our main library (like the art and science libraries) had earlier and later hours. But at least Neilson is always open when I need it.