Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. Smith College is a private women’s liberal arts college. With its undergraduate programs open for women only, its graduate and certificate programs are available for men also. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged in your intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages you to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service help you observe different models of achievement so you can set your own course with conviction and confidence.