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If you are unsure about your academic futureQuite BrightOther
If you are unsure about your academic future and just want to "explore" and take a whole bunch of different classes to see what you like... don't go here. The program is deceiving. The lack of structure seems like it would leave room for exploration, but it just feeds to a massive amount of stress that will distract you from focusing on designing your major. That's what it did to me, anyway. I saw many people succeed at Hampshire. Most of those students already had experience in their field by the time they got to college, and had a very clear idea of what they wanted to do. If you are unsure, as a I said above, I would not recommend this school. It is simply too overwhelming. Socially, Hampshire is strange. Open and accepting in theory, but in reality many students experience isolation, judgment, and cliques. The parties are great, though.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Scholastic Success: A, Education Quality: F
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Hampshire College was THE WORST experience of my life. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! I am so glad I transferred.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: B+, Education Quality: F
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I came to Hampshire as an International StudentQuite BrightEconomics
I came to Hampshire as an International Student expecting to learn and excel. Excel I did, quite easily. I took classes at Amherst which had a broader academic reach and profundity. Unlike at Hampshire were students are given a shallow look into the theory behind economics and are just given a non stop rant about the evils of Capitalism and a very Marxist and Radical Stance on Economics. Broad arrange of drugs and ways to get lost and entertained. Rehab might be a better investment than Hampshire College
2nd Year Female -- Class 2013
Scholastic Success: A+, Individual Value: F
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