Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Hampshire, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create a total diversity grade for every school.
Ranked #343 in the nation, Hampshire College is considered extremely diverse.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Hampshire College is ranked #1,154 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Hampshire
If the data is present, the following chart will show Hampshire undergraduate student diversity.
Hampshire ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Gender Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Hampshire College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Hampshire is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,445 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 466 males and 802 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Hampshire
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Hampshire's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Hampshire College is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Hampshire's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Hampshire is on par with national averages.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've calculated the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
About 22.2% of the students attending Hampshire College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Hampshire's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #168.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 33 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Hampshire
There is a medium sized community of about 66 international students at Hampshire College representing at least 21 countries. Check out the Hampshire International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Hampshire College, 85.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Hampshire #2,579 in the nation for student age diversity.
Hampshire Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Hampshire.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- How is Hampshire doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Hampshire is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Hampshire?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.