The Best & Worst

Location
Northampton, MA
Undergrads
2,643
Tuition
$41,460
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

  1. 1
    No guys
  2. 2
    Everyone is open and nice.
  3. 3
    The academics, including no gen-ed requirements
  4. 4
    House community and great living accommodations
  5. 5
    Skating or boating on Paradise Pond
  6. 6
    Theme parties
  7. 7
    Amazing, accessible professors
  8. 8
    Northampton and its incredible food and coffee
  9. 9
    Going to three or four dining halls in one night
  10. 10
    Julia Child Day

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
93% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 9 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
85% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
68% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
98% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
67% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
57% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
85% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
83% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
98% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 67% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-56% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    No guys
  2. 2
    Long winters
  3. 3
    Bridge traffic
  4. 4
    Instead of using salt, they put down this soy-sauce-like substance to melt the ice-it doesn't work well, and it smells.
  5. 5
    Not very accepting of conservative students
  6. 6
    Isolated from the other local colleges
  7. 7
    Highly regulated parties
  8. 8
    Conservative administration
  9. 9
    Decentralized campus
  10. 10
    Awful parking

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $41,460, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,940.
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