Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,768

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 707
Declined 495
Total Received 1,202
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Private

774

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Hampshire College, founded in 1965, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 800-acre campus is located in Amherst, 90 miles west of Boston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 774
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational

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800-acre campus in Amherst (population: 40,046), 20 miles from Springfield and 100 miles from Boston. Served by bus; major airport serves Windsor Locks, CT (40 miles); train serves Springfield. School operates transportation to consortium schools. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA
01002-3359

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used ACT only Not used SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 707
Declined 495
Total Received 1,202

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$30,896

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,030
Room $8,520
Board $5,500
Additional fees $1,738
Books & supplies $850
Total $66,638
Average Financial Aid - $30,896
Total with Avg. Aid $35,742
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 559-5484
F: 413 559-5631
finaid@hampshire.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Soccer
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, Contra dance collective, dance

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
USCAA, Yankee Small College Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Animal Behavior and Ethology.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Anthropology, General.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Brewing Science.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.
Cognitive Science, General.
Comparative Group Studies.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
Dance, General.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Ecology.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Studies.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
European Studies/Civilization.
Evolutionary Biology.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Food Science.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
Gay/Lesbian Studies.
History, General.
Human Biology.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Linguistics.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Outdoor Education.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
South Asian Studies.
Sports Studies.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Creative Writing
  2. Film/photo/video
  3. Fine Arts

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

774

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

774
students

Female
61%
475

Male
39%
299

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

774
students

Female
61%
475

Male
39%
299

Not reported

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

21%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 15

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Nepal
Pakistan
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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