Amber Bonarrigo
Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from Hampshire Admissions

We’ve been trending on social media this week thanks to news coverage from the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Ed, MTV News, and many others, about our decision to no longer accept SAT/ACT scores in admissions. But what we are doing shouldn’t be considered trendy. And our results shouldn’t be surprising.


An experiment introduces students to the math and science behind Hampshire's new 15,000-sq-ft net-zero off-the-grid "living" building.

Performances and exhibits by accomplished alumni artists will highlight our annual Family and Friends weekend, October 23–25.

Alum Marianne Lampke 77F’s Tern Foundation and an anonymous donor set a matching challenge to fund the solar array for Hampshire’s new “net zero energy” building.

Hampshire College pays tribute to Mathematics Professor David Kelly’s fascination with the number 17.

Two days of events explore U.S.-Cuba relations and celebrate two retiring faculty members key to Hampshire's longstanding ties with the Cuban cultural community.

And so begins the Hampshire education designed for active users, “hard on passivity,” spaces for creativity, and a demand for personal commitment.

Save the Date:

Family and Friends Weekend will be October 23-25, 2015.

Meeting summaries from Hampshire Board of Trustees Chair Gaye Hill


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