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Appa Silva

At Hampshire, you can design personalized academic programs spanning several disciplines or choose to study a single field in depth.
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Fast Facts

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Student Population: 1,400
Average Class Size:
15 students
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11/1

Hampshire opened in 1970, created when presidents of four distinguished New England colleges sought a home for bold, influential—even radical—ideas in higher education.

The Result

At Hampshire, your education focuses on personalized, independent work, close collaboration with faculty, and hands-on experience through study abroad, short-term field studies, internships, volunteer work, advanced independent projects, and much more.

Advancing through three levels, or Divisions, students explore freely and widely across Hampshire's five interdisciplinary Schools.

To graduate, every student, with faculty advice and guidance, devises an individual program in which he or she attempts to ask, and answer, a question perhaps never before posed.

Five College Consortium

Beyond Hampshire's own substantial academic resources, students draw on those of Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which together form the Five College consortium.

Arguably, no other college in America offers students so much freedom—or so much support.

 

In the Spotlight
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Hampshire Highlighted in AASHE's 2014 Sustainability Review

Hampshire College is one of 11 institutions worldwide highlighted in the AASHE 2014 Higher Education Sustainability Review, which reports on “trends toward high-impact transformative learning projects and partnerships to advance sustainability on a local and global front.”

More than a Major
Appa Silva

At Hampshire, you can design personalized academic programs spanning several disciplines or choose to study a single field in depth.
Areas of study »

Fast Facts

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Student Population: 1,400
Average Class Size:
15 students
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11/1

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