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Hampshire College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Hampshire College

Hampshire College

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,461
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,700
  • Books: $750
  • Room and Board: $11,620
  • Other Expenses: $750
  • Total Cost: $57,820

Hampshire College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,338
    • Loans: $5,680

Scholarships for Hampshire College (powered by Cappex.com)

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): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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.

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 multidisciplinary, multicultural 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."

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