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.
Visit Hampshire College
A visit to Hampshire is the single most important way to get to know what the College has to offer. Learn what it's really like to live, work, and study at one of America's most outstanding colleges.
Ways to Visit Campus
If you aren't able to visit, explore the campus through our Virtual Tour.
Explore the Pioneer Valley
The Pioneer Valley is known for its natural beauty, progressive thought, and vibrant arts scene. In addition, the town of Amherst and the city of Northampton are bustling with excellent restaurants, cafés, pubs, and coffee shops.
- Five College Calendar of Events
- Five College Consortium
- Valley Advocate's Best of the Valley Readers' Poll
- Town of Amherst and City of Northampton
- Amherst and Northampton Dining Guides
- Sampling of Local Accommodations
If you're planning to visit during New England's winter months, you may want to check our snow phone (413.559.5508) for possible delays or closings.