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. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 800 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 2% of students who applied are admitted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hampshire.edu.

Overall Hampshire College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hampshire College was reported as 2.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,490 college 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hampshire College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.6%
  • 2017-2018: 62.8%
  • 2018-2019: 62.9%
  • 2019-2020: 2.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 36.0%

How Does Hampshire College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hampshire College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marlboro College83.1%
Bard College at Simon's Rock93.0%
Landmark College47.0%
Bennington College60.8%
University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus95.0%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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