Smith College Visit Report by jamlessberries
Visit to Smith College in July 2010 by jamlessberries(Student, HS Class of 2011)
(Member since February 16 2010 with 44 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Was very helpful in getting a feel of the school from the administration's POV. Was in a room around a table, so it was very small, but nice because it was more personal.
Campus Tour: Yes - Sophomore gave the tour. Very informative--knew the answers to all of our questions. We also met with current students while we walked around who were very friendly and helpful as well.
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Campus Visit Notes for Smith College
I really enjoyed my visit to Smith. I felt like I was able to walk around the campus without getting annoyed stares from current students (like I have had at other universities). And by the way, there were actually quite a number of students on campus, despite being summer. So students do seem to take advantage of summer courses. The students there that I met were very happy to be at Smith and encouraged me to apply. The campus was gorgeous and the day I went the weather was amazing. The Admissions Office was very nice and everyone there was helpful with any question I had. The tour guide, a current student, was very friendly and everyone we met while on the tour was nice. She made us all felt relaxed and excited to be on the campus, which some college tour guides don't do well. As it was summer, it was a bit more relaxed then I suppose it is during the school year (as I have year from other CCers). But it had a very nice friendly feel that I liked. I could definitely see myself going to Smith.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Didn't stay in Northampton, stayed in another town about half an hour away as I was also touring other colleges in the area. But some people also on the tour did stay in the area and did like it
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
We ate at a small pizzeria on a large street near campus (I can't recall the street's name). It was very good and affordable. Most dining options off campus seemed affordable.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Saw the bus go around but I don't know if it was the bus to the other colleges in the consortium or one just for the town. Everything around the campus--shops, dining, etc seemed in walking dist