Asked about: Hampshire College

What are the top 3 reasons someone should attend Hampshire College?


Anonymous, Student, Hampshire College, Class of 2017

It has a unique create-your-own major program. It has a system of narrative evaluations instead of grades, which some find much more informative and constructive. And attending Hampshire very well may be the most academically and intellectually stimulating thing a person ever does.

Anonymous, Student, Hampshire College, Class of 2018

If you are repelled by the idea of four more years of conventional schooling, Hampshire is the place for you. If you don't like the competitive, GPA-crazy nature of other colleges, Hampshire is where you should be. If you want to know your strengths and weaknesses as a learner, rather than just where you fall from A to F on the grading scale, come to Hampshire. Hampshire kids can't define their major in a single word. Usually it takes them at least a sentence to describe to you what they're studying. We take these four years into our own hands and take classes based on what we are interested in, instead of following a pre-determined track. If you're looking to live the Greek life, you're looking in the wrong place. If you want to take control of your education, collaborate with other students and study across curriculums, Hampshire's where you'll want to be.

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