Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students? intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.As the nation?s largest liberal arts college for women, Smith offers a unique breadth of resources. Outstanding academic facilities, on a New England campus noted for its beauty, are complemented by a supportive housing system that fosters self-reliance and builds life-long friendships.Smith develops within its students the capacity to lead and change the world. For more than 125 years, Smith women have thrived in fields that women have not typically entered; they have broken new ground and set new standards. And the college continues to forge new paths, offering a curriculum based in the humanities, arts and sciences, but with an emphasis on globalism, practical learning and leadership skills.