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Colleges / Hampshire College

Hampshire College

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

Hampshire College Academics

There is no accelarated degree program at Hampshire College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Hampshire College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Hampshire College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at Hampshire College graduate within six years.

Hampshire College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Hampshire College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Hampshire College?

Hampshire College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math false
Science false
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Hampshire College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Hampshire College

When choosing a major, Hampshire College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Hampshire College.

Student Designed Majors

Hampshire College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Hampshire College

Hampshire College does not offer double majors. Students must choose one area of study to focus on.


Frequently Asked Questions About Hampshire College


Does Hampshire College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Hampshire College does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Hampshire College Have An Online Program?

❌ Hampshire College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Hampshire College Offer AP Credit?

✅ Hampshire College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Hampshire College Have An Honors Program?

❌ Hampshire College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Hampshire College Require Internships?

❌ Hampshire College does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Hampshire College does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


Additional Information About Hampshire College


Hampshire College Library

The main library on campus is the Harold F. Johnson Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Hampshire College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Hampshire College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Hampshire College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Hampshire College has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Hampshire College include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

472

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,452

Out-of-State

$54,452

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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