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Hampshire College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


We do not have information on athletic conferences for Hampshire College

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Cycling - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Kayaking - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - - Yes
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes Yes
Skiing - - Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Tennis - - Yes -
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 7.8%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.6%
Two or more races 2.2%
White/non-Hispanic 66.7%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 11
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Crystal from Pittsfield, MA
  • 3
  • The dorms are pretty cool. Not the cleanest or quietest, but there tends to be a lot of friendships formed in the dorms. There are shared lounges, some with kitchens…

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  • Rodrigo
  • 5
  • Dorm life is fun. Since Hampshire is a pretty small school you get a nice community vibe and everyone just kind of hangs out in the quad when its warm…

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  • Transfer Student
  • 4
  • While the dorms are not the most modern at Hampshire, the majority of students get singles which can be nice on cold winter nights when no one really wants to…

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  • Samantha from Westport, CT
  • 4
  • I would like to put it out there that the buildings on campus are extremely ugly. The architecture is clearly 1960s and the interiors are depressing and heinous. However, the…

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  • Kahari from Springfield, MA
  • 5
  • There are dorms and apartment style housing complexes, both substance free and non substance free. Recycling is big here and lots of things are bio degradable. Energy saving lighting is…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • H from New England
  • I am a current student here

    There is always rice and bagels and the dining staff does their best to make a variety of foods, but typically it's pretty bland and there isn't much variety (very little meat, and what there is is flavorless). Always good desserts, but they go fast. There are other places to eat on campus but they aren't covered by meal plans.

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  • 1
  • Casey from Amherst, MA
  • I am a current student here

    one star. food at hampshire is awful. go sign up for a umass class for long enough to transfer some of your meals there and then drop the class.

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  • 3
  • Sakiya from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Expensive but I always found something to eat, not sure about people with dietary restrictions though. I have a kitchen now, I didn't do this but if you can afford it I highly recommend getting a co-op from the farm. The dining commons uses all farm and local food I think. There are pick your own fields on the farm and apple trees all over campus in the fall which feels like a real luxury.

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  • 3
  • Liam from Colorado Springs, CO
  • I am a current student here

    The food is ok. You don't always have to eat the cooked food (sometimes it's pretty bad). But there are very few options, and the food does get boring after a while.

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  • 4
  • Elise from Amherst, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Their new food provider is great. We have a large variety of choices: salad bar, sandwich bar, continental breakfast all day long, multitude of drinks... Their is also homemade food, aimed for comfort. A lot of the food is from the Farm, locally produced. All the vegetables are fresh and organic.

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  • 4
  • David from East Windsor, CT
  • I am a current student here

    The food is a lot better than expected. As a freshman, I have unlimited meals at the dining hall. They do a very good job keeping it vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc... friendly. Everyday there is something new. Pizza is really good, but what I look forward to most is the stir-fry. It is available every single lunch and dinner.

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  • 5
  • Kahari from Springfield, MA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food is pretty good, and any food not eaten is donated to local shelters and food pantries. That is totally cool.

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  • 2
  • Catie from OR
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Hampshire is pretty bad and there's only one dining hall which closes way too early and often leads to students getting hungry at 10pm with no options. The Bridge, the school's cafe, is better, but not that good. The food comes from Sodexo, a company that also provides food to prisons as well. However, Hampshire does have more vegan and vegetarian options than most other schools.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Erin from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There is no greek life on campus, which is actually something I find to be a positive aspect of Hampshire because we are all such different people that come together with no need for a greek life.

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