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Hampshire College


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Hampshire College
893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-5001
General Information413-549-4600
TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards OfferedBachelor's degree
Campus SettingTown, Fringe
Campus HousingYes
Student Population 1,529 (1,529 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12 to 1

Mission Statement

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. As a liberal arts college- Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect- creativity- and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through: a multi-disciplinary- multi-cultural curriculum; self-initiated- individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students’ active participation in original research; and the diverse communities- on campus and off- in which learning takes place. Within the college’s residential community students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity- thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning- national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching- and constructive civic and social engagement- Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.
Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
Study abroad
Teacher certification
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted  
Advanced placement credits  
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 10051
Instructional 10051
Research and Public Service 00
Total Graduate Assistants -0
Instructional -0
Research and Public Service -0