Urgent. Unbound. Entrepreneurial.

Define the question that drives you forward.

Our empowering approach to education is rooted in continual experimentation, discovery, and investigation. With an unconventional and supportive model of learning, we move beyond just the exchange of knowledge. Instead, we synthesize, integrate, and build lasting change.

Test-Free Admissions

Hampshire was among the first schools in the country to be test optional, a policy the College has followed since opening in 1970. While Hampshire has never required SATs or ACTs, in the past we would review these scores if a student wished to submit them as part of an application. As of 2014, we haven't even accepted them; we are entirely test free in our admissions process.

Radical learning means real impact.

Hampshire isn’t unconventional just for difference’s sake. Our model of education is intentionally designed to help you become an agent of momentous change. Our approach to learning allows you to pursue inquiry, ideate, take risks, and seek challenges. We give you the confidence to exercise creative and critical thinking skills, in order to solve complex problems and work across disciplines on campus and in your field after graduation.

Hampshire Alum Manny Castro 02F

Alum Manny Castro 02F Appointed NYC Commisioner of Mayor's Office for Immigrant Affairs

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Mimi Alkattan

Alum and Water Resource Engineer Mimi Alkattan 13F receives Fulbright Award to Research in India

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A better way to learn.

Forget traditional majors, GPAS, rote memorization and typical freshman and seniors. At Hampshire, we believe that you learn best when you tackle questions through community and collaboration. We also know that urgent global challenges are best solved through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.