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Hampshire College
  • 4 Year
  • Amherst, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As of June 9, Hampshire is open to the public and welcoming visitors. All visitors must follow current state, local, and college regulations when on campus, including wearing face-coverings indoors at all times. Face coverings are also required on campus tours. We plan to welcome all students back to campus for a fully in-person student experience for the 2021–22 academic year. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade D minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Hampshire is an elite private college located in South Amherst, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 745 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Hampshire acceptance rate is only 2%. Popular majors include Cinematography and Video Production, Fine Arts, and Education. Graduating 63% of students, Hampshire alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,700.

About

893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
No data available  

Hampshire College Rankings

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

Hampshire Admissions

Acceptance Rate
2%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,499 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,528 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
745 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Self-Directed
    57%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Self-celebrating
    14%
  • Overwhelmed
    7%

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
  • To know is not enough.
    60%
  • Application over testing
    7%
  • Dedication.
    7%
  • Hell
    7%
  • Self-driven
    7%
  • Truly unique
    7%
  • Weird
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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