Hampshire College

About Hampshire College

At Hampshire, your education focuses on personalized, independent work, close collaboration with faculty, and hands-on experience through study abroad, short-term field studies, internships, volunteer work, advanced independent projects, and much more. Advancing through three levels, or Divisions, students explore freely and widely across Hampshire’s five interdisciplinary Schools. To graduate, every student, with faculty advice and guidance, devises an individual program in which he or she attempts to ask, and answer, a question perhaps never before posed. There is no other undergraduate college that approaches learning this way.

Hampshire students engage in substantial independent research and creative work as they explore the questions that most concern them (rather than simply responding to questions posed by teachers). Hampshire’s learning process is active, collaborative, inquiry-based; discussion-rich, project-driven, writing-intensive; challenging, pushing students beyond what they think they can achieve.