What were you made for?
We’re living through a time of great change, with revolutions in technology, global politics, modes of human interaction, knowledge creation, the nature of culture, and the environment. By one estimate, 65% of today’s students will be in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
At Hampshire, our message is simple: To know is not enough.
For us this means to focus on meeting the challenges ahead. Be experience-based. Be learner-centered. Be inquiry-driven.
At Hampshire, you’ll work across, between, and without disciplines—and you’ll combine fields to curate your own original course of study. You’ll be challenged with the freedom to formulate questions never asked before.
Instead of grades, your performance will be assessed with constructive, written feedback from faculty members, based on reviews of your projects, your engagement in classes and community, your writings, your art, and more.
You’ll also take part in a curriculum that reflects the world around us—ever-changing, fluid, and never contained within a single discipline.
Our Learning Collaborative-based curriculum is experimental and radical. It extends beyond conventional ways of teaching, learning, and living.
There is no other undergraduate institution that approaches learning this way.
A Hampshire education extends beyond the classroom into all we do and why we do it:
These are just a few examples of how we help develop intellectual curiosity and ethical courage in our students—confidence to turn ideas into action and to make meaningful change in the world.
This is how we learn without boundaries.