Hampshire College
#432 Overall Influence#955 Desirability Rank

Hampshire College

Private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was opened in 1970 as an experiment in alternative education, in association with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Together they have since been known as the Five Colleges or the Five College Consortium.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

2,291

Acceptance

63%

Graduation Rate

65%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$50,030

Fees (in-state)

$1,638

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$17,848
30K-48K$21,555
48K-75K$23,163
75K-110K$29,962
110K+$43,841

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$39,900

Employed

86%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

1K

Under-Grads

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

893 West St, Amherst MA 01002-5001

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

31 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is Hampshire College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#246 World Rank #89 USA Rank
Physics
#238 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Literature
#395 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Mathematics
#345 World Rank #150 USA Rank
Sociology
#312 World Rank #169 USA Rank
History
#388 World Rank #174 USA Rank
Anthropology
#340 World Rank #180 USA Rank
Education
#412 World Rank #184 USA Rank
Biology
#502 World Rank #191 USA Rank
Philosophy
#413 World Rank #210 USA Rank
Psychology
#434 World Rank #217 USA Rank
Political Science
#382 World Rank #265 USA Rank
Communications
#756 World Rank #269 USA Rank
Chemistry
#729 World Rank #282 USA Rank
Computer Science
#653 World Rank #327 USA Rank
Law
#1340 World Rank #421 USA Rank
Economics
#1301 World Rank #545 USA Rank
Medical

Other areas of influence

#71 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Social Work
#399 World Rank #290 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#469 World Rank #298 USA Rank
Business
#1193 World Rank #369 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#2560 World Rank #1480 USA Rank
Nursing
#3481 World Rank #1006 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Hampshire College's Most influential alumni?

Hampshire College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Literature, and Physics. Hampshire College’s most academically influential people include Lee Smolin, Ken Burns, and Gary Marcus.

Lee Smolin
Lee Smolin

American cosmologist

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Ken Burns
Ken Burns

American documentary filmmaker

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Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus

American psycholinguist

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Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer

American writer and journalist

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Edward Humes

American writer

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Nicholas Merrill
Nicholas Merrill

Free speech and privacy advocate

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Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o

Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director

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Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber

American actor

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Heather Boushey
Heather Boushey

American economist

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Barry Sonnenfeld
Barry Sonnenfeld

American film director and cinematographer

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Jeff Sharlet
Jeff Sharlet

American journalist

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Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman

Russian-American comedian

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