Hampshire College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Amherst, MA, which is a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Hampshire College exceeds a thousand annually.
Students may select from many areas of study, including:
- English Language And Literature
- Visual And Performing Arts
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may take either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score between 1710 - 2020 on the SAT, or 25 - 29 for the ACT is common among accepted students. Hampshire College accepts approximately 70 percent of students applying. Of those accepted, around 20 percent registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found here.
Tuition is approximately $47,000 per year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $7,800. Students enrolled at Hampshire College may qualify for aid which is generally grants and loans.
Students can visit the school's http://www.hampshire.edu to view additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the students Hampshire College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Hampshire College has a total student population of about 1,400. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 26% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $48,000-$57,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||92%||$26,888|
|Receiving Student Loans||65%||$6,471|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Hampshire College may offer services like those listed below:
- Career path counseling
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Hampshire College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 66%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||56%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Hampshire College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Hampshire College.
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (39 miles away)
- Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT (45 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (71 miles away)
- Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT (72 miles away)
- United States Military Academy in West Point, NY (99 miles away)
Also, you can compare schools by looking through our list of colleges & universities:
- Visit the main Massachusetts colleges & universities profile page
- See all private colleges in Massachusetts
- Browse our list of Massachusetts liberal arts colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hampshire College for official up-to-date information.