Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

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Hampshire College

Hampshire College

Hampshire College Student Essentials

Hampshire College Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.hampshire.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 44,700
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 44,700
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 1,582
Year Established: 1965

About Hampshire College

At Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, students will get a respected and rigorous education that uses an alternative, progressive curriculum designed to meet student’s individual interests and talents.

Majors at Hampshire are designed by the students and could include any combination of subject areas. Some of the subjects available for study at Hampshire include:
*Animation and Digital Arts
*Film
*Health/Pre-Medical Studies
*Marine Science
*Religion
*Social Change
*Theatre

Since Hampshire is a part of a five-college system, students may also take courses at one of the four other schools in the system, including Amherst College and University of Massachusetts.

At the conclusion of each course, students receive evaluations instead of grades. Outside projects are also a substantial part of the curriculum, with portfolios of work supplementing tests and exams.

In addition to grades, admissions officers take each student’s extracurricular involvement and personal dedication to learning into account. SAT scores are optional, but more than 85% of students do submit them.

Financial aid is awarded when students and their families have a verifiable financial need. Aid awards include grants, loans and work-study.

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Hampshire College Map & Location

Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002


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Getting Around Hampshire College

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Amherst, MA

Winter
Dec
38
20
Jan
33
13
Feb
37
16
Spring
Mar
45
24
Apr
58
35
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
55
Jul
82
59
Aug
81
58
Fall
Sep
73
49
Oct
62
38
Nov
49
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,582
Freshman Class 418
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,582

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 69%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 16%
Latino 10%
African American 3%
Caucasian 69%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 16%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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