Overview

Applicants
2,671
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 700
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 15

Early Action
December 1

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10.6:1
Total Faculty
158
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agriculture, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature (GB)

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Linguistics

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Chemistry
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ken Burns
documentary filmmaker

Liev Schreiber
actor

Lucy McFadden
astronomer

Jon Krakauer
author

Jeff Sharlet
author

Alex Rivera
filmmaker

Justin Carven
inventor

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,985

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,256

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,246

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,830

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,620
Required Fees
$1,380
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$850

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,950
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,376
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

2.28%
Asian
3.68%
African-American
9.51%
Hispanic
68.39%
Caucasian
5.23%
Unknown
4.94%
International

59% female
41% male
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
85%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
145
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports ()
2 Sports

Basketball
Soccer
Women's Sports ()
2 Sports

Basketball
Soccer

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
17

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Julie Richardson
Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Phone
413-559-5471

Email
admissions@hampshire.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bridge Cafe
Bookstore
Library
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Liebling Center - Film/Photo

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Emily Dickinson Museum
Northampton (shopping & dining)
Amherst (shopping & dining)
Atkins Farm
The other 4 colleges in the consortium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:00 AM, 1:00 PM

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Spring semester only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport near Hartford, CT is 45 miles from campus. Peter Pan buses (413-253-1350), Valley Transporter limousines (800-872-8752), rental cars, and taxis are available for the trip from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains provide regular service from New York City to Springfield, MA. Greyhound buses serve Springfield hourly from Boston and New York. Buses also run hourly from Springfield to Amherst. The free Five College Bus Service is available for the trip from Amherst to Hampshire's campus, or call City Transportation (413-247-9000) for a taxi.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the south, take I-91 to Exit 19 (Northampton). Take Rte. 9 E. for 7 miles. In the town of Amherst, turn right onto Rte. 116 S. and proceed 3 miles to the campus. From the east or west, take I-90 (Massachusetts Tpke.) to Exit 4. Take I-91 N. to Exit 19 (Northampton). Take Rte. 9 E. for 7 miles to Amherst; then turn right onto Rte. 116 S. for 3 miles to campus. From the north, take I-91 S. to Exit 25 (Amherst). Take Rte. 116 S. to campus.