Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,768

not including housing and food

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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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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $8,520
Food $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 yes yes
Soccer yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes

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

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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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