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
Data not available
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 Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 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 14 responses
Report
  • Self-Directed
    50%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Self-celebrating
    14%
  • Overwhelmed
    7%
  • Sick
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
84%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • To know is not enough.
    69%
  • Application over testing
    8%
  • Dedication.
    8%
  • Truly unique
    8%
  • Weird
    8%

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

Hampshire College Reviews

377 reviews
All Categories
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.
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Campus housing is not perfect, but the options are MILES better than other small liberal arts colleges. Having the option to live in on-campus apartments with full kitchens after your first year is a huge benefit. Great to gain experience with cooking/living with others early! The buildings themselves are mixed (Greenwich and Merrill are showing their age. Dakin, Enfield, and Prescott have all been recently renovated).
Hampshire College has a wonderful campus in a beautiful area of Massachusetts. The academic system is unique and provides immense flexibility. You have access to Amherst, UMASS Amherst, Mt Holyoke, and Smith classes as well.