Hampshire College

893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-5001
Tel: (413)549-4600
Private not-for-profit | 1,460 students
Hampshire College is a small, independent, coeducational liberal arts college located on 800 acres of open and wooded land in Amherst, Massachusetts. Working with faculty mentors, Hampshire students create rigorous programs of study designed to identify and accommodate their most passionate interests and concerns.

School Overview:

Hampshire College
CountyHampshire County, MA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
122 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,460 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,460 students1,434 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
3%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
9%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
81%84%
% Two or more races
2%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,700$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,700$24,744
 
Percent Admitted64%64%

School Notes:

  • Hampshire is a member of the Five College consortium, which also includes Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts. Students have a choice of over 5,000 courses per year taught by more than 2,300 faculty members, access to 9 million library volumes, and the opportunity to join Five College community service, cultural, political and religious organizations or attend lectures, concerts and performances on the different campuses.
  • 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 multidisciplinary, multicultural 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.
  • Hampshire College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Membership in the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
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Nearby Schools:

Hampshire College
0 mi. away
Mount Holyoke College
5.4 mi. away
Smith College
6.2 mi. away
Marlboro College
37.2 mi. away

View all schools in: Massachusetts, Hampshire , Amherst, Zip 01002

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