Hampshire College is a liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America. It was established in 1970. It is a private college known for its alternative curriculum. It is a 4- year college that offers bachelor’s degrees. It is one of the Five Colleges together known as Five College Consortium. The other 4 colleges are Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Around 1,191 students are enrolled in the college. It has a large campus located in a suburb. The college has an acceptance rate of 63% and a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. Around 62% of the students enrolled are female and 38% are male.
New England Commission of Higher Education has accredited the college. The college emphasizes on learning and not teaching. An average class consists of 14 students. Special focus is given on an individual student’s motivation and curiosity. There are experienced faculty to provide support and guidance to students at all times.
Ranked 43rd in the list of Most Innovative Schools by US News in 2020.
Ranked 28th in Senior Capstone by US News in 2020.
Ranked 41st in Most Liberal Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
Ranked 51st in Best Test Optional Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
Ranked 86th in Best Colleges for Art in America by Niche in 2020.
|Type of University||Private|
|Total Number of Enrolled Undergraduate Students||1,191|
|Total Number of Full- time Faculty||112|
|Retention Rate: Full- time students||79%|
|Overall Graduation Rate||66%|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT|
Hampshire College offers various programs for its Bachelor’s Degree. All the courses help gain competence in analytical writing, research, quantitative analysis, reasoning, multiple cultural perspectives, and independent project-based work. some of the areas of study include Art History, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Dance, History, Literature, Religion, Theatre, Physics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, etc. The college has 112 full- time professional faculty. The different interdisciplinary schools include:
Hampshire College offers on-campus residence to its students. In 2018, 87% of the students resided on campus. There are various housing options for the students to choose from.
The campus of Hampshire College is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America. It is a part of the Five College Consortium so the students can take part in the events taking place at the other 4 college campuses. There are a number of centers and services on campus that include Career Options Resource Center (CORC), Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS) and Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA).
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Services supports the personal, intellectual, social and cultural development of international students. There are cultural and spiritual life centers also.
How to Apply: International students can apply through the Common Application.
Basic Admission Requirements:
Application Deadlines: The application deadlines for international students are given below:
|Spring 2020||November 1|
|Fall 2020- Regular Decision||February 1|
After being enrolled in the university, international students will have to apply for a student visa. You will have to fill up the housing application for on-campus housing or look for suitable off-campus housing.
International students who are non-native English speakers need to submit the scores of IELTS and TOEFL as a proof of English Proficiency. The minimum required scores for IELTS/TOEFL required to be eligible to gain admissions at the university are mentioned below:
The students who wish to take admissions in the Hampshire College will have to manage the cost of their living by covering the cost of food, accommodation, laundry, travel and other expenses according to their needs and capabilities. The estimated tuition cost and expenses for the session 2019-20 are given below:
|Category (undergraduate)||Fee (2019-20)|
|Tuition Fees||50,030 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,900 USD|
Hampshire College offers international students scholarships to study in the USA. The university offers merit-based scholarships. The merit-based scholarships offered at Hampshire College are:
Hampshire College has a vast alumni network comprising of students from all over the world. Some of the notable alumni include:
Alumni can get involved in community building, fundraising, and more. Many services are made available to the alumni which include services like Career Options Resource Center, Career Networking, and Career Counselling services.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$25,015 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Hampshire College Enrollment||1382|
|Average Graduation Rate||56.4%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$25,015 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$850 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,606 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,050 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,606 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,050 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$850 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,050 / Year|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#373 [Out of 650]
based on 1 student ratings
I chose Hampshire because I realized I would be able to study and concentrate on whatever interests me and I wouldn't have to take required courses for a major that I wasn't super interested in. At Hampshire, I get to become really excited about my work.
Hampshire is very open-ended and allows you to study whatever you are interested in. In your first year, you will have to take the course is multiple disciplines but after that, you are free to concentrate on whatever you want.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary