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Private 4 Year

Hampshire College Admission Requirements

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Hampshire College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
2%
Admission Difficulty for Hampshire College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionExtreme
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How hard is it to get into Hampshire College and can I get accepted? The school has a 2% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 49 out of 2,485 applicants were admitted making Hampshire College an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Hampshire College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Hampshire College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Hampshire College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Hampshire College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Hampshire College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Hampshire College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Hampshire College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Hampshire College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.45
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hampshire College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Hampshire College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hampshire College was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Hampshire College extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.45 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.45 GPA.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hampshire College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Hampshire College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,607 878 2,485
Accepted 28 21 49
Acceptance Rate 2% 2% 2%
Enrolled 9 10 19
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 48% 39%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hampshire College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hampshire College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hampshire College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166018 IPEDS survey data for Hampshire College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Hampshire College?

2% of those who apply are granted admission to Hampshire College. Admission competition is extreme and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.