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Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

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Overview

Hampshire College is a 4-year institution located in Amherst, MA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 893 West Street
Amherst, MA  01002
United States
Contact Email: admissions@hampshire.edu
Phone: 413-549-4600

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,485
Applied
49
Accepted
745
Enrolled
2%
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Female Admissions

1,607
Females Applied
28
Females Accepted
2%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

878
Males Applied
21
Males Accepted
2%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 15th
Transfer March 15th April 15th

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

50,030
Private
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Fees

2,038
Full-time student fees
14,120
Room & board
8,520
Room only

Financial Aid

41,778
Avg. Financial Aid Package
45,005
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,414
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,114
Avg. Loan Aid
12,995
Avg. Grant Aid
36,044
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

745
Total Undergrad students
6%
International Students
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.81%
Black or African American 8.32%
White or Caucasian 60.13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 3.09%
Two or more races 4.83%
Other 6.04%

Gender

Male (38.52%)
Female (61.48%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 82%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Jam, Hampshire Halloween and Family and Friends Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Red Scare Frisbee, Queer Community Alliance, Excalibur (fantasy/role playing), Sports Coop and Circus Folks Unite

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
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Fencing No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
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Fencing No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
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Faculty

83
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 41
Male - 40
Female - 43
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