B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    D-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Hampshire College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002
From Hampshire College

Hampshire College approaches learning differently. You'll design your own personalized major in collaboration with a faculty committee and engage in small, project-based courses. There are no grades; instead, you'll be deeply evaluated through narrative assessment. As a member of the Five College Consortium in Amherst, Massachusetts, you have access to over 6,000 courses a year, 9 million volumes across 18 libraries, and hundreds of clubs and activities. Highly interdisciplinary, experiential, and student-centered, a Hampshire education is unlike any other.

Hampshire College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Hampshire College

Cost

Net Price
$36,197/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,684/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,476/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,864/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,158/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,110/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,376Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Self-Directed
    50%
  • Passionate
    19%
  • Self-celebrating
    13%
  • Sick
    13%
  • Overwhelmed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
82%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • To know is not enough.
    60%
  • Application over testing
    7%
  • Dedication.
    7%
  • Hell
    7%
  • Self-driven
    7%
  • Truly unique
    7%
  • Weird
    7%

After Hampshire College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Hampshire College Reviews

382 reviews
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For sure take a class with Will Ryan and Dr. Laura Greenfield. They will change your life. Very active beautiful minds at this school. Very liberal arts PC call out culture so be ready to learn and be humble. Beautiful campus. I wouldn't come here to brag or for compitition or for nice buildings but if you want intellectual stimulation like no other, caring people, to be challanged, and the adventure of a lifetime in a weird hippie place Hampshire is for you!
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Hampshire is well-placed, with 4 other colleges in the area, so students can always find classes that suit their interests and work with their studies. The academic program is built so that students are in charge of creating a major and minor, called "concentrations" which gives an incredible amount of flexibility and freedom to motivated students. However, the college culture is very cut-throat, the facilities are not up to a very high standard, the food is just okay and the athletics are practically non-existent.
Hampshire College is a great school if you're honestly good at doing interdisciplinary work, that's how you'll best take advantage of the school. I love the clubs that form, depending on which ones you go to, you'll find friends. Financially, this school is a bit hard to afford, definitely recomend getting a job or scholarships! Beautiful setting, and great people.