Interviews are an important part of Hampshire's admission process, and are strongly recommended for prospective students.
An interview is an opportunity to ask questions about specific areas of academic and social life, and also provides a chance for students to describe experiences or qualities they have that make them well-suited to Hampshire's distinctive program, or to explain circumstances that might affect the review of the application.
Interviews are available on weekdays and select weekends in the admissions office. Your interview will be conducted by an admissions counselor or an advanced-level student. On-campus interviews should be completed by the application deadline for the plan you use. Select an on-campus interview date here.
Note: the admissions office will close at noon on Friday, December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Limited interview slots will be available throughout January, and we will return to our normal schedule on Wednesday, January 24.
Counselors travel in the fall and offer off-campus interviews in cities around the United States and abroad. To find out if a counselor is coming to your area and has interviews available, please visit our off-campus interview page.
Sometimes it's not possible for us to meet you in person. Never fear! Contact your admissions counselor to set up a phone or Skype interview.
Note: All interviews "count" the same in the application process.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.
"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.