One of the largest library collections in the country (28 libraries with more than nine million books).
More than 900 student organizations and activities and some 3,400 events each year open to all.
A free bus system connecting the Five Colleges and three towns, day and night.
Recruiting by almost 500 companies.
Hampshire’s founders were leaders from Amherst, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They set out to create a lab of an undergraduate institution, experimenting with how a college could be a more effective intellectual and moral force in the world. Part of the plan: share the resources of all five schools.
Enrolling at Hampshire College means you'll find yourself a member of a vibrant community made up of all five. Students from each of the five colleges share how the consortium enriches their campus experiences.