According to the school, Hampshire College prepares students to understand and to participate responsibly in a complex world. Hampshire is an innovative liberal arts college with a multidisciplinary approach that develops well-educated lifelong learners with the capacity to go beyond received knowledge and conventional beliefs. As students pursue self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors, they develop confidence in their intellect and creativity. Active participation in original research and detailed narrative evaluations from their professors help students build successively more sophisticated critical abilities and skills. The college’s multicultural curriculum and commitment to civic and social engagement for all members of the community develop an understanding of the diverse nature of our world and the necessity for responsible leadership. Within the college’s residential community students encounter and learn to respect differences and appreciate diversity, enhancing their capacity to live together well. Hampshire is located in the rich educational environment of the Five College consortium (Hampshire, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), which provides students the opportunity to engage in the extraordinary academic and social offerings of all five campuses.

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