Hampshire College

Amherst, MA
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Hampshire College Review

Amherst, MA, 893 West St
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A
A
Excellent

Hampshire College is a small, private, four-year university enrolling 1,410 students and offering 64 degrees in Amherst, MA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Hampshire College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
85 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
African Studies
3
American Indian/native American Studies
0
American/united States Studies/civilization
3
Anthropology
6
Asian Studies/civilization
2
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
0
Cognitive Science
2
Cultural Studies/critical Theory and Analysis
4
East Asian Studies
2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
0
Ethnic Studies
0
European Studies/civilization
0
Gay/lesbian Studies
1
History
4
International/global Studies
4
International Relations and Affairs
0
Latin American Studies
5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
0
Linguistics
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
1
Philosophy
5
Political Science
5
Psychology
14
Public Policy Analysis
0
Religion/religious Studies
5
Sociology
7
South Asian Studies
0
Urban Studies/affairs
4
Women's Studies
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Art and Design
75 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
5
Design and Applied Arts
8
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
24
Film/video and Photographic Arts
21
Music
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
62 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
6
Creative Writing
25
Education
11
English Language and Literature
1
Fine Arts and Art Studies
17
Foreign Languages and Literatures
2
Outdoor Education
0
Sports Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
28 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Behavior and Ethology
4
Astronomy
0
Biology
16
Chemistry
3
Mathematics
2
Physical Sciences
1
Physics
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Computer Technology
12 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
9
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
10 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
6
Environmental Studies
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
9 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Neurobiology and Anatomy
5
Public Health
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Business
5 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Economics
4
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Agriculture
3 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture
3
Food Science
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
1 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Studies
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
1 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Computers and Mathematics, Class of 1979

Hampshire was less than 10 years old when I graduated over 35 years ago. It has changed a lot since then. The main tools it provided me were (a) an appreciation for the variety of ways different disciplines view the world (b) encouragement to be curious about everything (c) a love of learning and (d) specific areas of expertise. BTW, when I went there, Hampshire didn't give grades. Part of this was rebellion, but later in life I've come to appreciate how often I run into situations where "it isn't that simple" is true. So, while I object to the next question, I know it is required. I'm giving Hampshire an A, although it isn't that simple.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Liberal Arts, Class of 1994

my school encouraged independent learning which has enabled me to move fields and learn quickly.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1979

A good liberal arts education

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Computers and Mathematics, Class of 1979

They tended to be affluent, privileged kids with little experience with the darker parts of society and the world. Think back to the '70s. Hampshire was a place of energy. Hampshire was a place of radical liberalism. Save the whales. Take over the administration offices to protest against investment in South Africa.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Computers and Mathematics, Class of 1979

Computer lab: 6 selectric typewriters hooked by acoustic modems to the time-sharing machine at UMass. Dorms: some were more traditional 3-story concrete monstrosities. Some were clusters of 2-story apartments. The dining hall was small, but efficient. When I got there, the school was less than 5 years old, so the campus was very spread out and there was a part of an apple orchard in the middle of campus.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Liberal Arts, Class of 1994

mostly single dorm rooms. lots of 1970's buildings, but very conducive to group learning.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1979

Pre computer days except mainframes. Everything else was pretty standard. We had a great outdoors program.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 3 Reviews
Alumni
Computers and Mathematics, Class of 1979

We has the second best Ultimate Frisbee team in the world.

Rated January 2016
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