Hampshire College is a private liberal arts institution created to find a different approach to higher education. Located in Amherst, MA, Hampshire College defines its curriculum as “non-traditional” and "always experimenting.” Academic focus is placed on projects and student interests. The school provides narrative evaluations in lieu of grades.
An alternative learning environment for creative open minded students. The divisional system requires self motivation and direction but can be very rewarding. Faculty and staff are for the most part very understanding and enthusiastic about student work.
Sakiya from Saint Louis, MO
Hampshire College is a remarkable institution in which I have been able to explore my interests and discover new passions that I would not have otherwise discovered. Their innovative take on learning and teaching allows the student to pursue education on an individualized basis, making each experience idiosyncratic to each student. This, combined with their renunciation of the obviously flawed letter grading system, allows the student at Hampshire College to form their own curriculum, shaped according to their needs, and evaluated on the basis of human observation rather than blind mathematical computation.