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The Five College Consortium

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Internationally known for research, the Five College Astronomy Department offers a range of courses not typically found at a single undergraduate institution.

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  The Five Colleges share one of the nation's largest dance programs.
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Academic Calendar
Bus Schedule
Catalog of Five College Museums
Calendar of Events
Course Listings


The Power of Five
Hampshire is a member of the Five College consortium, giving you access to the combined resources of nearby Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst--and more than 30,000 college students with whom to share them. You can cross-register for classes (more than 5,300), use one of the most extensive library systems in the country, and work with the faculty of the Five Colleges, all at no additional cost.

Unparalleled Breadth of Options
One of the country’s most exciting and active educational collaborations, the consortium enables our students to enjoy:

  • » Expanded course options: more than 5,300 from which to choose
  • » One of the largest library collections in the country (28 libraries with more than 9 million books)
  • » More than 900 student organizations and activities and some 3,400 events each year open to all
  • » A free bus system connecting the Five Colleges and three towns, day and night
  • » Recruiting by almost 500 companies

Five College Departments and Majors

Interdisciplinary and Area Studies Programs
African Studies, Coastal and Marine Sciences, East Asian Languages, Film and Video, Native American Indian Studies, Peace and World Security Studies, and more.

Certificate Programs (similar to a minor)

More Than a Campus


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893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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