My name is Christina and this is my second year at Smith College!
Things that I am:
from QUEENS, NYC
a Government and East Asian Studies double major
the Programs Intern at the Office of Admission
Excited to talk to you about SMITH!
Anonymous asked: How is the residential life in Smith？—— a question from a prospective student in China
Instead of dorms, we have 36 houses on Smith’s campus. We don’t have Greek life, but we have very tight house communities. All my best friends are my housemates! The houses are all unique in style and in size. You can have anywhere from 10 to 100 housemates!
Smith College is also located in Northampton, which is a small town in Massachusetts. Boston is a little more than two hours away by bus, and NYC is about 3.5 hours away by bus. I live in NYC and I find the commute from Northampton to NYC to be relatively effortless. You can catch a Peter Pan bus in town and it will take you straight to Port Authority.
This year at Smith, we have about 200 international students representing 58 countries! If you want more information on international students at Smith or how you can apply, you can click here.
Also, I have a lot of international Chinese friends who I would love to help you get in contact with. If you want to talk to them about their experience, send me another message with your email.
I hope that this helps!
Anonymous asked: Hi there! Smith is my absolute dream school, but my parents won't let me apply ED because of finances. They are worried that we will get bound to paying more than we can afford. However, I saw on the website that per policy, should the financial aid award be insufficient, the student would be released from her agreement. My question is how this insufficiency is determined-- if Smith says they meet 100% of the demonstrated need, will they not release me of the agreement? I do not at all (cont)
I am not the best person to ask about this, because I do not know much about Smith College’s financial aid policies. However, I am the best person to ask to have you redirected!
The Student Financial Services will be able to answer all your questions. They are friendly people and they were able to help me with a problem I had with my CSS Profile. You can get to their contact page here.
I hope this all works out!
Just a reminder about the Twitter Chat TONIGHT from 8-10 PM EST! Use the hashtag #smithchat in your tweets and ask us any questions you may have about Smith!