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Hampshire College
Hampshire College 893 West St Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: (413) 549-4600
  • General Information
    About Hampshire College

    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 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. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,515
    Percent Admitted 63%
    Men Admitted 58%
    Women Admitted 66%
    Full Time Retention Rate 87%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 610 700
      Math 540 660
      Writing 590 700
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 26 29
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,494
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 47.0
    African American 63.0
    Hispanic 100.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,534
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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