Study at Hampshire CollegeProfile of Hampshire College
Hampshire is located in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Amherst, MA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Hampshire top out at the Bachelor's degree.
One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Hampshire often study music, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.
The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 610 to 700 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 660 or higher on the math SAT.
Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Hampshire tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.
The school offers classes to 1, 431 students (1, 431 full-time equivalent).
Hampshire has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Hampshire does offer meal plans to students.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"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 colleges 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. "
Hampshire Programs and Degrees
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
General Phone: (413) 549-4600