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Hampshire College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseD-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC-
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Date: Mar 28 2013
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I only stayed at HC one semester. I think that says it all.


Classes don't challenge you to become better ether does faculty. There is no competition between students, they just don't care. (it has exceptions). But in general they sell you this "innovating type of education" but you get just a lot of lazy people that are there to have a good time, party and do drugs. It's waaaay too expensive for what you get. As I said, students aren't driven or even want to accomplish grater things in life. In my time at Hampshire I never felt inspired by anyone. The "thesis" projects (DIV III) most of them are ridiculous and everyone gets away with it.


To fit in at Hampshire College you have to be "weird" not in they way we all are, we all are different, we all like and act in different ways but no, here they make it a point that you have to be weird and do weird things and like hipster music and dress as one. If you're not "weird" enough you WONT make many friends. So the two things you have to do to fit in at hampshire is: Have any type of disorder (OCD, depression,suicidal, etc) plus do any type of drug (the most popular is pot but they do EVERYTHING.

I made a lot of friends at hampshire but didn't always felt comfortable because I don't do drugs and I don't have any of this type of extreme issues, so one thing is true, as it is everywhere if you're outgoing and try you'll make friends but its harder here.

Most of the social environments revolve around pot, that's for sure. People get high 24/7. They go to class high, to the dinning hall (SAGA) etc. Almost everyone smokes or do some kind of drug.


Mostly woods. If you're an outdoorsy person and like rock climbing and being in the woods then this is perfect for you. There's nothing else to do. The closest town is Amherst and it's tiny.

I'm really outdoorsy but I'm also from the city so this was very hard for me. Waiting for the bus every day having to call a taxi and wait for a long time, etc are some issues that you'll suffer if you don't have a car or a friend with one. If you miss the bus you'll mis your class.

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