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Please don't go to this trash can ofBrightBiology
Please don't go to this trash can of a college. Delusional narcissistic students and professors alike. Hampshire is a dumper fire that needs to be put out before it ruins more lives. The college is untrustworthy, and downright incompetent. I would sent people to Hampshire as a form of torture, not to educate them. Good professors are rare at Hampshire and I genuinely pity the few that are actually trying their best. Hampshire is a smear on my reputation and the reputation of anyone associated with the place. Hampshire sucks up money and produces zero return for investment. The social scene is toxic and ridden with drugs. I left Hampshire as soon as possible to avoid any further mistreatment by facility and staff. Please go anywhere else for your own sake I beg you for you're own well-being. Administration doesn't care about you they only want to get paid and trap more people in their scam. Hampshire has nothing going for it other than a few alumni who went there years ago before they fired a majority of the staff. Hampshire was supposed to be a place where people could follow their dreams, instead this place ruins lives and smears reputations. Transferring from here has been a nightmare just trying to get into any other college that is somewhat reputable.
1st Year Male -- Class 1926
Perceived Campus Safety: C, Education Quality: F
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Hampshire is "graduate school for undergraduates" and thePerfomance Arts
Hampshire is "graduate school for undergraduates" and the thing is: if you want to do well and excel and put a lot of motivation and effort into your education, then Hampshire is a great choice, otherwise not so much. I also will say that it's a phenomenal school for creative students (which I was) and I also had friends who were studying in the sciences (pre-med), and that's where the school is limited, BUT, she attended UMass a lot and still made it into Columbia Physicians College for her post-graduate work. Hampshire was great for me, but I know it's not a good fit for everyone. I really did love Hampshire in a lot of ways, but I know that the only thing it prepared me well for was graduate school, and that was about it. However, I have motivated myself in other areas of my life like employment and the desire and self-motivation to do well. Hampshire may have sharpened and honed those traits within me, but they were there to begin with.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Hampshire College has been a safe and supportiveQuite BrightOther
Hampshire College has been a safe and supportive environment for me to explore my interests and find a way to combine them in order to constructing contribute to the community. With supportive professors who are willing to go above and beyond to support their students and a structure that allows students to be in control of their education while still being provided the support they need, Hampshire students are smart and highly motivated individuals. Hampshire College is not for everyone the lack of grade being supplemented with page long written evaluations for each class (with about 15 students) make you have to work harder, do all your work, show up to every class, participate and really form a working relationship with the professors.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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