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Hampshire College
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  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade C
  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 minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

893 WEST ST
AMHERST, MA 01002
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Yankee Small College Conference
From Hampshire College

Be the Entrepreneur of Your Own Education! We're looking for the student who can't imagine waiting to be told what to do. Our community of self-starters and changemakers is resilient, resourceful, and committed enough to do the deep work of understanding complex problems.

At Hampshire, you're not boxed in by traditional majors or departments. Instead, our model gives you the ability to explore and combine multiple disciplines as you define your path forward, based on your own interests and passions. Students choose from a variety of areas of academic interest to forge their own unique educational journey—in conjunction with the Five College Consortium— culminating in a final year advanced independent project of your own design Aided by academic advisors and other faculty and staff that you recruited, you'll find few boundaries or imposed structures here.

Our students succeed when they're more interested in making their education, more than just taking it.

What were YOU made for?

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,680 / 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
$40,226 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Academic rigor + individual expression = Hampshire.

Direct your own path of study, using the academic and natural resources of Hampshire, combined with the power of all schools within the Five College Consortium. Design your final year-long independent project, unique to you and your journey, passions and interests. Own your education, and then go make change in the wider world. See and hear what our students have to say about us!

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    9%
  • Online
    80%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
522 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Self-Directed
    50%
  • Passionate
    19%
  • Overwhelmed
    13%
  • Self-celebrating
    13%
  • Depressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 21 responses
Poll
83%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • To know is not enough.
    53%
  • Hell
    18%
  • Application over testing
    6%
  • Dedication.
    6%
  • Self-driven
    6%
  • Truly unique
    6%
  • Weird
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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Rating 3.71 out of 5  419 reviews
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