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Smith College (SC)

Address: Northampton, MA 01063

Description Smith College (SC)

Smith College (SC) is a private institution of higher education that accepts only female students. The university was founded in 1871 in Northampton (USA). Smith College is also a member of the Five Colleges consortium, which allows its students to attend classes at four other institutions at Pioneer Valley: Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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In the national ranking, the institution is now at 164 place among the best institutions in the country. In the international list of prestigious universities - the institution occupies 821 positions. In terms of teaching quality, it ranks among the TOP 400. The US News & World Report rating for 2017 put Smith College on the 12th place as the best liberal arts college in the country.


Outstanding graduates and teachers

Among the most notable graduates of Smith College I would like to note:

  • Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind);
  • Julia Kid (chef, author and television personality);
  • Betty Friedan (feminist and author of "Female Mysticism");
  • Penny Chenery (athlete, racehorse breeder, racing protector);
  • Jean Harris (director of the Madeira school);
  • Rod Dorsey (historian and first female president of the Goucher team);
  • Barbara Bush (formerly First Lady of the United States);
  • Natalie Babbitt (famous illustrator and author of Tuck Everlasting);
  • Sylvia Plath (poet, writer and author of short stories);
  • Ngendo Mwangi (Kenya’s First Doctor);
  • Jane Harman (US representative in the 36th arrondissement of California);
  • Shelly Lazarus (former CEO and Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather);
  • Katharina MacKinnon (a well-known supporter of radical feminism, a scientist, a lawyer, a teacher, and an activist);
  • Laura D'Andrea Tyson (economist; director of the National Economic Council);
  • Phoebe Novakovic (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics);
  • Durreen Shahnaz (founder of the Impact Investment Exchange (IIX));
  • Luma Mufleh (founder and director of Fugees Family, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to working with children who survived the war);
  • Cass Bird (fashion photographer);
  • Sarah Haynes (co-organizer of The View, ABC News correspondent).

Among the famous teachers is to highlight Louise Holland, the artist Leonard Baskin, as well as the satirist Kurt Vonnegut, who acted as a writer in the residence.

Equipment Smith College (SC)

Smith College contains 36 houses that act as a hostel. They are located in the most important areas: Green Street houses, Center Campus houses, Upper Elm Street houses, West Street houses, East Quadrangle houses, West Quadrangle houses. Each of the houses is self-managed and collects its dues.

Particular attention is paid to sport. On the basis of the college there are various sports teams that actively participate in various competitions.

The campus has a botanical garden, which includes a rock garden and historically famous greenhouses. The educational building is equipped with a rich student library.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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