Admissions

Students at Hampshire College

As a student at Hampshire, you will join a diverse community who thirst for meaningful education, want authentic assessment beyond grades, seek to pose compelling questions, and want to collaborate with faculty and peers.

Here you'll learn to connect ideas—and to put them into action. You'll build an education that reflects your passions and your goals.

There is no other college that approaches undergraduate learning this way.

Application Deadlines

First Year Student Admission Plan Deadline Notification
Regular Decision (spring 2016) November 1, 2015 December 1, 2015
Early Decision I (fall 2016) November 15, 2015 December 15, 2015
Early Decision II (fall 2016) January 15, 2016 February 1, 2016
Early Action (fall 2016) December 1, 2015 February 15, 2016
Regular Decision (fall 2016) January 15, 2016 April 1, 2016
Early Entrance (fall 2016) January 15, 2016 April 1, 2016

 

"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."

Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)

Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.

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Put your ideas into action
At Hampshire you'll learn to connect ideas—and to put them into action. You'll build an education that reflects your passions and your goals.
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Areas of Study
At Hampshire you won't choose a major the way you might buy a product. Rather, you'll build a concentration out of your interests and intellectual curiosity, in close consultation with your faculty advisors.
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Outcomes
We’ve seen what can happen when you’re the entrepreneur of your own education. Now see for yourself.
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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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877.937.4267 (Toll Free)
413.559.5471
Fax: 413.559.5631
admissions@hampshire.edu