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Mother of a freshman starting Fall 2015 - visit before making judgements

When we first visited Hampshire with my twin daughters, we went because they had a discussion and tour going out in the morning and we had extra time before hitting Mount Holyoke... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our son is entering his third year at Hampshire. His experience to this point has been incredible. The "out of the box" concept has allowed him and his fellow students to be creative in thought and action yet still maintain an academic culture. I believe that this style of education is the future of our society as it makes the... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When we first visited Hampshire with my twin daughters, we went because they had a discussion and tour going out in the morning and we had extra time before hitting Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Smith, and UMASS. It was a game changer. At first my artist daughter, who craved art school in NYC groaned - all we could see was the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

No one can find advisors, they are all too busy and the college is falling apart, if you have never needed attention def. drugs you can easily get then here at their health facility.

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Palm Springs, California
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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