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.
Type of School
Four or more years,
Highest degree offered
Rural area, on fringe of an urban area
Distance learning opportunities
Hampshire College Size
Enrolled full time
Enrolled part time
Hampshire College Student Body
Men enrolled full time
Women enrolled full time
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Hampshire College Admission Basics
Admissions office phone number
Open admission policy
Undergraduate Application fee
Hampshire College Admission factors
Admission test scores
Secondary school GPA
Required if available
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Required for international students
Completion of college preparatory program
Rigor is an important factor in the selection process
One letter from an academic sources
Formal demonstration of competencies
Hampshire College Admission statistics
Students submitting SAT
SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score
Students submitting ACT
ACT Composite 25th percentile score
ACT Composite 75th percentile score
Hampshire College Cost
In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Books and Supplies
On-campus room and board
Off-campus room and board
Hampshire College Financial Aid
Students Receiving Aid
Receiving Federal Grants
Receiving Institutional Aid
Receiving Student Loans
Hampshire College Programs & Majors
Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
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