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At a Glance

A collection of pithy, impressive, and occasionally idiosyncratic stats that begins to capture everything wonderful and life-changing about Simon’s Rock.


Number of full-time students. (Ninety percent live on campus.)

275 acres

Our wooded campus is in the heart of the Berkshires, an area known for its natural beauty and rich cultural life.

“No. 1 Small Town in America”

Our home, Great Barrington, Mass., as ranked by Smithsonian Magazine. It’s an easy walk or bike ride from campus.

Top majors

Biology, Creative Writing, Cross-Cultural Relations, Literary Studies, Music, Photography, Pre-Engineering, Psychology, Politics, Theater Performance.

Once a week

Number of times you’ll meet with your academic advisor. (That’s a minimum. He/she will always be happy to talk to you more.)

2.5 hours

Our distance from Boston (west) or New York (north).

45 & 27

Number of states and countries our students come from (respectively). International students make up 12–16% of our incoming classes.


Number of concentrations (our version of majors).


Student-faculty ratio.

(This stat wouldn’t mean much if most of our professors showed up to give an occasional dry lecture and then scurried back home. That doesn’t happen here.)


Percentage of full-time faculty holding highest degree in their field.


Average class size.


Percentage of students receiving financial aid.


Average age of Simon’s Rock students when they enter.


Percentage of Rockers who are students of color. Princeton Review ranked us #3 in the nation for “lots of race/class interaction.”


41% Male
59% Female


Percentage of Rockers who are international students.


Availability of our professional residence directors—who live in each residence hall. 


Number of other colleges that do what we do.

“One of America’s smartest colleges.”

-Business Insider picked Simon’s Rock as a top choice “If you want to be among the most intelligent students in America.”

Questions? We would love to talk to you!