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The class of 2015 truly embodies the characteristics that make Hampshire students unique:

37 different states represented

11 different countries represented

18% are the first generation in their family to attend college

31% are domestic 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 quietly to 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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