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Tips mention: Interview (7), ACT/SAT (8), Grades (10), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (6)
Be white and wealthy and you?ll have a farMay 26 2021Art & Design Department
Be white and wealthy and you?ll have a far easier time.
My weighted high school GPA was over 4Mar 16 2018Political Science
My weighted high school GPA was over 4.0. I participated in sports, Girl Scouts, clubs, honor society, and took AP and honors classes. I also had a job. When I visited the first time before senior year, I did an interview with a Smith senior. I can't really remember what she asked, but it was definitely more of a conversation. I visited again through Smith's Women of Distinction program, which actually has a lower acceptance rate than the school itself. Once I got into that program, I figured I'd be accepted into the school. I applied ED1.

Smith definitely pays attention to involvement and rigor of classes. Smith is test optional and they claim that submitting test scores cannot hurt your chances. I would highly suggest doing an interview.
ACT: 29 Female

I recommend working really hard on your essay andJun 22 2017English
I recommend working really hard on your essay and taking as many AP courses as you can your senior year. Even if you don't do well on the AP tests the college looks for students who challenge themselves. They prefer worse grades in higher level courses than straight A's in easy courses.
SAT: 1910 Female
Good grades, lots of varied experiences, honest and thoughtfulJan 13 2010Architecture & Urban Planning Department
Good grades, lots of varied experiences, honest and thoughtful essays, be relaxed during the interview.
Have a personalityNov 06 2009Neuroscience/Cognitive Science
Have a personality. Have a brain.
WANT to come here. During my first-year orientation, someone asked my group of about 50 girls whether Smith was our first choice or not. Amazingly, almost half raised their hand and said it was their first, and in many cases, only choice.
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