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Hampshire College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,529 students

64% admitted

  • 1,529 full time
  • N/A part time
  • 612 men full time
  • 917 women full time
  • 2,730 applied
  • 1,750 admitted
  • 420 enrolled

1,505 Undergraduates

$43,580 tuition/year

  • 24 Non-Degree
  • $43,580 in state
  • $1,120 fees
  • $11,620 room & board
  • $750 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Colors: Blue and green
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Transfer Student
  • 0
  • Hampshire may not be the right place for everyone, students are typically very independent, self-directed, and interested in hands on experience. The curriculum is set up in such a way…

  • Jun-14-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Westport, CT
  • 0
  • This is a school for unique, self-motiviated, and brainy students. You will meet a lot of artists, nerds, political activists, and freaky sort of students. It's a very welcoming school…

  • Dec-19-2012 Read More
  • Crystal from Pittsfield, MA
  • 0
  • Hampshire is a place where you can be yourself. You can create your own field of study and you aren't held back by requirements, grades, or any of the the…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Rodrigo
  • 0
  • 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…

  • Jun-01-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students.

As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through: a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students’ active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college’s residential community students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well.

Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and

Hampshire College
  • Located in Amherst, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,529 students enrolled
  • 64% admitted
  • $43,580 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Ben from San Francisco, CA
  • Jul-11-2011 I am a past student here

    Yes, overall, I always felt safe and protected on the Hampshire campus. It's a very safe environment, and the Five-College area in general is pretty safe.

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  • 5
  • Amy from Uxbridge, MA
  • Jun-30-2011 I am a current student here

    Hampshire wasn't my dream school, honestly, but once I got here, I realized that it is the perfect school for me.

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  • 5
  • Patrick from Beacon Falls, CT
  • Mar-21-2011 I am a current student here

    The way the campus is set up people are close to each other without being cramped in. The way it is has proven to allow people to become friends faster. The campus is close enough to Northampton and Amherst that they are only 5-15 minute bus rides away. You can find just about anything you need in these towns if you cant get it on campus. Overall on the subject of staff and professors, just ask them if you need something and they always seem to be willing to help if they can. I have yet to run into a member of the staff that is rude or stingy when asked for assistance. If you want to know about the food, its not as bad as people will say. People will tell you its bad but its not. Sure the dining hall lets us down now and then, but otherwise its an alright meal to have.

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  • 2
  • Paige from Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oct-31-2010 I am a current student here

    I feel like I am walking on egg shells every time I walk out of my room. If you do not enjoy doing drugs or smoking cigarettes in the gazebo finding friends is difficult and sometimes impossible. Being politically correct is the only way to get by at this school. The food at Saga (the cafeteria) is awful and the co-ed bathrooms take some getting use to. Hampshire is like a bubble. The public transportation is unreliable and getting anywhere but the school takes a while. Be prepared for a 4 hour trip to Target which by car would take 30 minutes.

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