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Appa Silva

"I came to Hampshire because I wanted to engage in hands-on research"
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Did You Know?

Hampshire College is 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. Learn more »

Location

Amherst, Massachusetts. Two hours from Boston, three from New York City. The Pioneer Valley is known for its natural beauty, progressive thought, and vibrant arts scene. Member of the Five College consortium.

Hampshire at a Glance

Enrolled Students: 1,400
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Size of Class: 15
Students of Color / International Students: 24 percent

More on Hampshire at a glance

 #1 College Town

Yes, we love it here, but don't just take our word for it. Amherst was recently voted as one of the "best college towns" by two independent surveys.

On any given day, a Hampshire student can enjoy

  • 200+ student activities
  • 100+ student groups
  • 63 bookstores
  • 30 museums
  • 19 art galleries
  • 21 theatre stages
  • 35 concert venues
  • 12 dance clubs
  • 220 bike trails
  • 69 pizza places
  • 19 coffee houses
  • 18 bakeries
  • 18 delis
  • 14 health food stores
  • 68 restaurants that deliver

 

Student Stories
Appa Silva

"I came to Hampshire because I wanted to engage in hands-on research"
Read more »

Did You Know?

Hampshire College is 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. Learn more »

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Colleges that Change Lives

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)