Hampshire students are known as innovators, and the college encourages that, helping them to build on their natural intelligence and inquisitiveness.
Personalize Your Education
To graduate, every student, with faculty advice and guidance, devises an individualized program of study in which he or she attempts to ask—and answer—a question perhaps never posed before.
Explore Student Profiles and Projects:
You never know when you’re going to find your calling. For some, it’s a lifelong search. For Zebediah Engberg
, it took a few math classes at Hampshire.
Children of Selamta
Isaac Asimov’s stories made Bradford Barr
dream of designing robots one day. Hampshire College gave him the chance to actually build one.
helped found a youth support group in Zanzibar for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
spent a year writing the program Inboxmgr and designing a business plan for the product, which he thinks could revolutionize the way people check their emails.
, a 2009 Hampshire graduate, received a prestigious Princess Grace Award to support creation of his Division III film. Weissbach received the 2008 Cary Grant Film Award, an honor awarded to one undergraduate documentary filmmaker each year.
explored the relationship between Tibetans born in Tibet before emigrating to India and those born in exile.
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Hampshire creates successful leaders and scholars
Hampshire's rigorous, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach produces remarkable results:
- » Half of Hampshire alums go on to achieve advanced degrees and 1 in 7 holds a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.
- » Our graduates have been awarded these fellowships, among others: Fulbright, Guggenheim, Javits, Mellon, and NSF Graduate Research.
- » Hampshire College is also among the top 50 schools whose graduates went on to receive a Ph.D. in science or engineering, according to a 2008 report by the National Science Foundation.