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College Deliberately: Hampshire College

Hampshire College is a small, private not-for-profit, four or more years College that emphasizes culture, character and career located in Amherst, MA.

Hampshire College

place 893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002-5001
phone Phone: (413) 549-4600
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Web: http://www.hampshire.edu
Hampshire College is also known as:

Mission

The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education.

Admissions

This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to Hampshire College. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Accreditation

AgencyProgram
TypeStatusInitial Accreditation date
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited5/1/74
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

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