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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 multi-disciplinary multi-cultural 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.

School Information

893 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001
P: (413) 549-4600
F: (413) 559-5631
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Locale: Rural: Fringe
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 1,600Total Students
  • 653Male Students
  • 947Female Students
  • 81Total Intl Students
  • 30Intl Male Students
  • 51Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 312Total Faculty
  • 144Male Faculty
  • 168Female Faculty
  • 12:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 42,900

Out of State Tuition

$ 700

Books & Supplies

$ 11,180

Room & Board

$ 700

Other Expenses

$ 55,480

Total

Admissions

2,517
total applicants

71%
admitted (1797)

15%
enrolled (366)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
540-650
Math
590-700
Reading
580-670
Writing
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
25-29
Composite

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Recommended
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Required
Recommendations?
Required

Degrees & Programs

African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Agriculture, General
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Behavior and Ethology
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Gay/Lesbian Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Urban Studies/Affairs
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies

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