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Hampshire College

Amherst, MA
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Amherst
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- May 21, 2014
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Manhattan Beach, California
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229 reviews 229 reviews
27 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For the price, 55K+ a year, they should let their education students know that most of their education classes will be taken at other schools, like UMASS or Mt. Holyoke. The dorms are disgusting, the food service a rip off -- that said, the faculty and administration were excellent to deal with as a parent, as student seemingly indifferent.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My daughter graduated from this college, We got to know the college campus very well! It is a very nice cllege, situated in the hills in Amherst, apple orchards,with a splendid view of the mountain/ seven sisters! It has manicured grounds and one of the 5 college consortium in this valley! Nearby is the Eric Carl children's museum just adjacent... More

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CT, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The campus looked a bit seedy, especially the odd dorm buildings. We were told that very few students live there. The bus commute to the other 5 College campuses is a bit long. It seems a bit far off from everything, which could be good for some.

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Irvington, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Wonderful tour and info session. Very passionate and motivated students in a beautiful setting. Students seemed very friendly and thrilled with the school.

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Philadelphia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We researched Hampshire College to see if it would be a good match for our son. We found that it is very challenging, both instant graduate school, and in some sense a challenge to become a self-styled entrepreneur of one's own defined academic mission. With a profound social awareness students are charged with devising the social mechanics of a sustainable... More

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New Paltz,NY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I attended this college in the early 70's and had an exceptional experience and education. We visited it with my teenage son this year.

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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

A more touristy view, for those passing through: If you're in the area doing something besides looking at colleges, Hampshire is worth a visit. The Yiddish Book Center and the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum are located on the campus, and Atkins Farms market is right up the road. During the academic year, Hampshire offers a number of talks, art... More

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

A educational institution that embraces and nurtures thought from the students as opposed to students being fed thought.

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sarasota, florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We visited here with our son. Very cool school in a beautiful area. A wonderful approach to education, truly enriching, good for people who think a lot. Part of 5 college consortium so kids can take classes in all 5 schools in area. We loved it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Hampshire College is exactly as it is written up in Lauren Pope's book about colleges that change lives. It is situated in the beautiful Pioneer Valley and challenges independent thinkers to be all that they can be.

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