Tuition & Fees

$51,968

$51,968

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,511
Declined + 836
Total Received 2,347
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Private (nonprofit)

1,321

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 3447
ACT 1842

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,321
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Amherst, MA

800-acre campus in Amherst (population: 37,819), 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.

Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-3359

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority 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
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,511
Declined + 836
Total Received 2,347

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Meredith Twombly
Dean of Enrollment and Retention
P: 877 937-4267
F: 413 559-5631
admissions@hampshire.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,049,143
State $330,776
Institutional $25,859,281
Other external $605,319
Total $28,844,519

Non-need-based

Federal $67,580
State $13,423
Institutional $4,894,695
Other external $739,101
Total $5,714,799

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
fencing
soccer
ultimate Frisbee
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
African-American Studies
Agriculture
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Behavior/Ethnology
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History/Criticism/Conservation
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Biology
Chemistry
Classical/Ancient Studies
Cognitive Science
Communication/Media Studies
Computer Science
Computer Software/Media Applications
Creative Writing
Cultural/Minority/Gender Studies
Dance
Design/Applied Arts
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
English Literature/Language
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
European Studies
Film/Video/Photographic Arts
Fine/Studio Arts
Geological/Earth Sciences
History
International Relations
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies/General
Linguistics
Literature
Mathematics
Multi-interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Near/Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology/Neurosciences
Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science/Government
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy Analysis
Religious Studies
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,321
students

Female
62%
821

Male
38%
500

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

1,321
students

Female
63%
821

Male
37%
500

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

3

semesters

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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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Christina Rizleris
Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of International Recruitment
413 559-5471
crizleris@hampshire.edu

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