Admissions Office, 893 West StreetAmherst, MA 01002 413-559-5471
http://www.hampshire.edu admissions@hampshire.edu
About Hampshire College
  • Year of Foundation 1965
  • Size of Campus 850 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,376
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%, 40%, 82%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 34,455
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,438
The idea for Hampshire originated in 1958 when the presidents of Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, as well as the University of Massachusetts Amherst, appointed a committee to reexamine the assumptions and practices of liberal arts education. Their report, “The New College Plan,” advocated many of the features that have since been realized in the Hampshire curriculum: emphasis on each student’s curiosity and motivation; broad, multidisciplinary learning; and close mentoring relationships with teachers.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Hampshire Halloween; Spring Jam; Family and Friends;
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Center for Religious Life; Jewish Student Union; Pagan Discussion Group;
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Women and Men's Association of Hampshire; Capoeira Latin Dance Group; Foreign and International Students at Hampshire; Students of Underrepresented Cultures and Ethnicity; Pan-Asian Students Association; RAICES (Lat
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of frats 0
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Springfield, MA (19)
  • Distance to nearest bus Amherst, MA (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Hartford/Springfield (40), Boston, MA (100)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, cooperative housing, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 19%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 81%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 92%
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 39,029
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; National Yiddish Book Center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
  • Number Of Microforms 5,429
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Shared depository collection of 175,115 volumes. Local consortial collection of 7 million volumes.
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,288
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus 100%
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library 136,326
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided women's center, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs University of Massachusetts Amherst, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Kaiser Permanente, Peace Corps, Center for Disease Control, Hampshire Educational Collaborative, IBM Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Legal Aid Society, MA Dept of Public Health
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 48%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Massachusetts)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,400
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town