63%

Acceptance Rate

$34,532

Avg.Financial Aid

004661

FAFSA Code

About Hampshire College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,191

Website

www.hampshire.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Hampshire College is a private university located in Amherst, MA. Hampshire College occupies a total area of about 800 acres. Hampshire College was founded in the year 1965. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Hampshire College has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Non satis scire and its official colors are purple, blue, red, maroon and white. Taking into account all the courses offered at Hampshire College, the total enrolment stands at 745. The school has an academic staff of 145 (Fall 2018) who teach various courses to the students. At Hampshire College, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. Talking about gender distribution at HC, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Ken Burns, Liev Schreiber, Jon Krakauer, and Eugene Mirman in its 55 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 46 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education). $53 million (2018) is the total value of endowment of the Hampshire College.

Location & Contact

Address

893 West St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4135494600
Fax: 4135595631
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular college helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. Hampshire College has been ranked at the 373rd position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

63%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to HC is difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Hampshire College. It is a non-refundable amount. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Hampshire College doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001. To gather more information, they can call them at (413) 549-4600.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$32,569

Average Annual Cost

$50,030

Books And Supplies

$850

Other Fees

$1,638

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,606

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,050

Total One Year Cost

$67,174

Before applying to HC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $67,088 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($52,068), books and supplies ($850), room and boarding ($14,120), and budget for other expenses ($1,050). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,700

Faculty Overview

46%

Male Professors

54%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

30 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

28 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

20 Graduates

Psychology, General

17 Graduates

Biology, General

16 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

15 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Agriculture, General

9 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

9 Graduates

Education, General

8 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Anthropology

7 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

6 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Architecture

5 Graduates

Area Studies

5 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

5 Graduates

Computer Science

5 Graduates

Cultural Studies/Critical Theory an...

5 Graduates

Economics

5 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

5 Graduates

Cognitive Science

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

Public Health

4 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

4 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

3 Graduates

Dance

2 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

2 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

2 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

1 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

1 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

1 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

1 Graduates

Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,191

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

5% Unknown

8% Black

12% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

80%

Out Of State

14%

In State

6%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,754 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

84%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,520/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,086/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,086/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

NSCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

44

Total Female Athletes

50

Intramural Sports

3

Sports Club

4

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,120 per year for living on campus. The students at Hampshire College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,086 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 39% male and 61% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$20,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$34,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,500

$25,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$265 - 265

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$34,532

Students Receiving Federal Grants

36%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,758

Students Receiving State Aid

8%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,121

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$32,194

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$49,258

$30K - $48K

$45,551

$48K - $75K

$43,943

$75K - $110K

$37,144

> $110K

$23,265

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$28,844,519

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,914,920

In case the students at Hampshire College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,930, whereas the financial aid is $29,628. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,118, while the institutional aid is $29,628. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Hampshire College amount to $28,844,519 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $4,914,920.

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