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If I could go to another college IQuite BrightEnglish
If I could go to another college I would. I am too late in the process and could not afford to transfer. My issues with Smith do not lie in the academics but the environment which they are housed in. Smithies are far too competitive. The stress Olympics are very real. If you are not studying or advocating for social change at all times then you are ridiculed. Passive-Aggressive is pretty much how this whole campus operates. Students are encouraged to speak out when their status quo is challenged or something makes them slightly uncomfortable. The results are often anonymous notes on doors, emails sent out to the house, social media posts or noise complaints. Which leads me to the non-existent party scene on campus. If you are looking to do any partying (literally any) larger than a gathering of about 8 girls in a room with a glass of wine, you won't find it here. On more than one occasion I have received noise complaints for having even a few friends over at 9pm on a Friday night. Don't listen to what people say about meeting guys while at Smith. Going off campus is a lot more hassle than it seems and more often than not students at that campus are unwelcoming. The only way I've seen my friends meet guys while here is through Tinder. Overall, if you are looking to have a balanced SOCIAL and work life, Smith is not for you. If you are entirely dedicated to your studies, would describe yourself as socially awkward and prefer to spend your weekends doing work, this may be your place.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Smith is a very overrated school.Quite BrightChemistry
Smith is a very overrated school. It prides itself on academic rigor but there is very little of that going on. It's nothing more than a brainwashing college and spoiled stuck up brats. The only thing that have going are their humanities and very little of the social sciences. Their science degrees are a joke. It's all about name and very little else
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Education Quality: F
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Check out College Confidential.
Check out College Confidential. Crazy, overinvolved Smith parents who seriously need a life. Is THE DAD really THE DONALD??? Think about it-- braggart, blowhard, obsessed with protecting his image and that of the college, presumably in a desperate effort to protect his investment in his Darling Daughter's education, which he absolutely MUST convince everyone is the best available anywhere in the world. Aargghh! Run as fast as you can. Fanatics running amok!!!! This is the essence of the nutty Smith experience--the left-wing true believers answer to a right-wing propaganda factory.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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