Hampshire College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Hampshire College
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Hampshire College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 64%, Hampshire College is largely accessible. Students applying to Hampshire are not required to submit standardized test scores. Required materials for application include: an application through the Common Application (with the writing portion), transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. With holistic admissions, Hampshire College looks at all aspects of a student's application, not just grades and test scores.

Be sure to visit the school's website for complete application details, instructions, and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Hampshire College Description:

The Hampshire College website lists clues you are a future Hampshire student. One of these clues is that "Your life’s ambition is something that no one else has ever heard of. And you have three of them." Indeed, Hampshire college is not for everyone. But if you like to think outside the box, if you enjoy debate, if you'd like to design your own major, if you'd like to be evaluated qualitatively, not quantitatively -- then Hampshire might be a good choice.

Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, and part of the five-college consortium, Hampshire is a great choice for the student looking for something a little different.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,321
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,238
  • Books: $850
  • Room and Board: $13,274
  • Other Expenses: $850
  • Total Cost: $65,212

Hampshire College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,433
    • Loans: $6,386

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Majors at Hampshire College are self-designed, but the most popular areas of concentration include Anthropology, Art, Biological Sciences, English, Film/Video/Photography, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Hampshire College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.hampshire.edu/discover/430.htm

"Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students..."

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