Hampshire College

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Hampshire College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Amherst, MA, a predominately suburban area. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled at Hampshire College.

This school has an acceptance rate of 64% with 20% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hampshire.edu.

Overall Hampshire College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Hampshire College was reported as 63.7% in Fall 2012 with over 2,860 applications submitted to Hampshire College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hampshire College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 62.7%
  • 2009-2010: 62.7%
  • 2010-2011: 71.4%
  • 2011-2012: 63.8%
  • 2012-2013: 63.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 64.8%

How Does Hampshire College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Hampshire College is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Amherst College14.3%
Mount Holyoke College46.8%
Smith College43.1%
College of Our Lady of the Elms74.9%
Western New England University81.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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