Reach out to Hampshire College's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who submit their applications to Hampshire College for the fall semester should hear back from Hampshire College by April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Hampshire College's admissions stats.
|Hampshire College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
These are the application deadlines for Hampshire College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 1|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Hampshire College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Hampshire College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Hampshire College is 87%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%. Last year, Hampshire College admitted 13 of the 15 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Hampshire College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Hampshire College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Hampshire College accepted 75% of students, approximately 1,005 of the 1,337 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Hampshire College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Hampshire College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Hampshire College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Hampshire College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Hampshire College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Hampshire College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Other Requirements||√||School report and college counselor recommendation|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Hampshire College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At Hampshire College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
At Hampshire College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hampshire College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Hampshire College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Hampshire College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Hampshire College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Hampshire College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hampshire College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hampshire College.
Does Hampshire College accept transfer credits?
✅ Hampshire College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Hampshire College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Hampshire College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hampshire College?
✅ Hampshire College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Hampshire College's acceptance rate?
✅ Hampshire College has an acceptance rate of 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hampshire College?
✅ Hampshire College's early decision acceptance rate was 87% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Hampshire College? Hampshire College is a somewhat selective institution. The Hampshire College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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