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Hampshire College

Amherst, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

About Hampshire College

Hampshire College Overview

Hampshire College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hampshire College was founded in 1965 and enrolls 472 undergrads and no graduate students. Hampshire College provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Hampshire College for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hampshire College!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hampshire College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Hampshire College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Hampshire College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Hampshire College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hampshire College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hampshire College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Tuition $52,714
Percent of Need Met 84.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $52,309

Is Hampshire College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Hampshire College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Hampshire College Acceptance Rate 2022

Hampshire College is moderately difficult to get into. Hampshire College admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,337 applications received in 2022, 1,005 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hampshire College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hampshire Collegecome back their sophomore year. Hampshire College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 62%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Hampshire College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Hampshire College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Hampshire College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hampshire College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hampshire College's endowment was valued at $48.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Hampshire College spends about $16,253 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hampshire College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hampshire College meets 84.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $52,309 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $30,268 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hampshire College.

Based on this information, how does Hampshire College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Hampshire College a good school for you?

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Where is Hampshire College?

Hampshire College is located in the small town setting of Amherst, Massachusetts.

If you want to see Hampshire College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Amherst, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hampshire College and Amherst are like without leaving home.

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College Info

893 West Street Amherst, MA 01002

Campus Setting: Small Town

Hampshire College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hampshire College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hampshire College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wondering what life at Hampshire College is like? There are approximately 472 students enrolled at Hampshire College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 25% percent are from MA and 75% percent of students are from other states.


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