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Appa Silva

Hampshire students are known as innovators, and the College encourages that, helping them to build on their natural intelligence and inquisitiveness.
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The class of 2014 truly embodies the characteristics that make Hampshire students unique:

25 different nationalities represented

34 different states represented

12% are the first generation in their family to attend college

10% are Hampshire legacies (had parent or relative attend Hampshire)

26% are students of color (the largest percentage in the College’s history)

  • They are self-motivated and exceptionally passionate about learning and will talk about it to anyone who will listen.
  • They are natural community builders and leaders—seeking to bring people together for the betterment of everyone. They are not all extroverts by any means, some are good old fashioned introverts, but even the introverts find ways to quietly create and facilitate supportive social structures.
  • They are dependable, reliable, and mature beyond their years.
  • They are naturally empathetic.
  • They demand authenticity in their experiences and relationships.
  • They are uniquely reflective about their learning and development.
  • They are seeking more than a credential or diploma; rather they seek an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth and development.
  • They are meaning-makers and seek purpose driven lives.
  • They are more likely to take responsibility for their learning and aren’t afraid to ask for help when they need it.
  • At the same time, they are more likely to offer help to someone they don’t know very well.
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Fulbright
Hampshire College is a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Hampshire College is a top-producing institution for the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

Student Profiles
Appa Silva

Hampshire students are known as innovators, and the College encourages that, helping them to build on their natural intelligence and inquisitiveness.
Read more »

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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.

"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)