Hampshire College is a leading private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

Hampshire's curriculum is organized into five interdisciplinary Schools: School of Cognitive Science; School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; School for Interdisciplinary Arts; School of Natural Science; School of Social Science. Areas of study include African-American Studies, Agriculture, American Studies, Animal Behavior, Animation and Digital Art, Anthropology/Archaeology, Applied Design, Architecture/Environmental Design, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biological/Life Sciences, Business/Entrepreneurship, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Communications/Media Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Digital Media, Economics, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Film/Video/Photography, Geology, and more.

Hampshire College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Association of American Colleges and Universities has named Hampshire a "Leadership Institution" for its campus-wide innovations in education.

Notable alumni include: Charlie Clouser (former member of Nine Inch Nails), Chuck Collins (co-founder of United For a Fair Economy), John Falsey (Emmy Award-winning creator of St. Elsewhere, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure), Edward Humes (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist), Aaron Lansky (founder of the National Yiddish Book Center), Nicholas Callaway (founder of Callaway Arts & Entertainment), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Hampshire College is rated 110th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2012.

- Rated 52nd in the list of the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year (Campusgrotto.com).

- It is one of 40 colleges profiled in Colleges That Change Lives for “developing potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking” in students.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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