Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college located in a lively college town in Amherst, Massachusetts. Founded in 1970, Hampshire College is recognized for its alternative curriculum and its membership in the Five College Consortium – one of the oldest and largest consortia in the country made up of Hampshire College together with four other nearby institutions; namely, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith and the University of Massachusetts. All together, these five colleges enjoy the most exciting collaboration that allows their students to have access to a breadth of learning not available elsewhere.
As a liberal arts college, Hampshire’s core curriculum is made up of general subjects that allow students to immerse themselves in a wide variety of knowledge that will equip them to deal with the challenges of their chosen fields of specialization. Upon completion of their basic requirements, students are given the freedom to design their own areas of concentration in close coordination with and under the guidance of faculty committees.
Currently, there are 1,400 students enrolled at Hampshire College guided by 115 faculty members, 82% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field of study. With the average size of a class no more than 16 and the student to faculty ratio at 12 to 1, students are assured of focused and guided instruction from their professors.
Total cost of tuition for academic year 2009-2010 is US$49,545. This includes full-year tuition and room and board only. Financial aid is extended to qualified students in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Hampshire College.