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Hampshire College Admission Requirements

Amherst, Massachusetts

Chances of getting into Hampshire College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.9%
Admission Difficulty for Hampshire College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hampshire College and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,440 out of 2,291 applicants were admitted making Hampshire College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Hampshire College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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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
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SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Hampshire College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
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SAT Composite 75th N/A
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Hampshire College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
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ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
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ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Hampshire College
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hampshire College accepts 63% of students who apply.

 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

Admission Statistics

Hampshire College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,492 799 2,291
Accepted 962 478 1,440
Acceptance Rate 64% 60% 63%
Enrolled 171 111 282
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hampshire College and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Hampshire College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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