Hampshire College

373 reviews
  1. Amherst, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Hampshire College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002

Hampshire College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$36,197/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,684/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,476/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,864/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,158/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,110/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,376Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Self-Directed
    44%
  • Passionate
    33%
  • Overwhelmed
    11%
  • Self-celebrating
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
81%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • To know is not enough.
    83%
  • Dedication.
    17%

After Hampshire College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
44%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

373 reviews
  • Excellent
    86
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    134
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    13
Classes were not rigorous, compared to others I attended at the local universities with which Hampshire has co-op arrangements; in fact, my high school AP classes were far more demanding than Hampshire's. Sadly, most faculty did not raise the bar for these underprepared students, and the classes generally devolved into the same, tired screeds about race, gender, sexuality, etc--even if the class content had nothing to do with it. This was so often the case that it became pointless to attend class, as the class was not really run by the professor, but by the students, who had nothing new to say, but certainly demanded to say it again anyway. As compared with the campuses I visited and attended classes at nearby, Hampshire was the most intolerant , elitist, hostile, and socially toxic
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
Hampshire College is a great school if you're honestly good at doing interdisciplinary work, that's how you'll best take advantage of the school. I love the clubs that form, depending on which ones you go to, you'll find friends. Financially, this school is a bit hard to afford, definitely recomend getting a job or scholarships! Beautiful setting, and great people.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Hampshire has a very strong social justice culture. Most of the time, this is very positive. Sometimes it is less so.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago