College Senior 2013-10-12T19:04:57Z
Campus life is like no other. Lots was newly renovated a few years ago and is very modern. There are fast food joints, places to study, convention rooms, an art gallery, and a great pool for kayaking--it's a very popular hangout. There are tons of organizations to join, and there are always fun activities and events going on across campus.
College Senior 2013-10-12T19:03:14Z
You're able to take classes at the other 4 colleges in the valley. You're also able to create your own degree with lots of one-on-one attention from advisors.
College Senior 2013-10-12T18:55:01Z
It's a great atmosphere. You'll feel safe and free.
College Senior 2013-10-12T18:53:52Z
As part of the Five College Consortium, you can't ask for anything more. Amherst and the surrounding valley has everything to offer the college student. It's an excellent area.
College Senior 2013-10-12T18:51:00Z
Typical New England weather. If you know/like New England, then you know how to live in this zone!
College Junior 2013-08-22T18:54:16Z
There are so many incredible places to eat, for cheap or not. As far as cafe's go, I'd recommend The Haymarket & the Woodstar in Northampton, and the Black Sheep & Rao's in Amherst. For a nice italian dinner, I'd go to Pasta y Basta in Amherst. The best Indian food is at India House in NoHo, which is gorgeous inside. You can find anything you're looking for.
College Junior 2013-08-22T18:50:53Z
The Pioneer Valley is just beautiful--I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. You have access to most everything you need, & it's easy to indulge or go out very cheaply. Amherst is a beautiful town with lots of good places to eat, study, & explore. You can take a tour of Emily Dickinson's house, or go see the cemetery where she's buried. Hampshire students tend to flock to Northampton, which is more bohemian, & just absolutely lovely. The other colleges provide more resources & places to explore. UMass is practically its own city. With five college libraries to choose from as well as local libraries, resources for research are easy to come by.
College Junior 2013-08-22T18:47:12Z
The creative writing program is just amazing. We have some famous, really incredible poets. The students are incredibly supportive of one another, & usually talented.
College Junior 2013-08-22T18:40:13Z
There's tons of easy, free parking within a -5 minute walk of anywhere you could want to be.
College Junior 2013-08-22T18:39:21Z
The pioneer valley is lovely. It does get cold in the winter, but rarely frigid. It rains very often in the winter, & snows a lot, too. Occasionally you'll get a fantastic snowstorm, & all the students go out to sled, have snowball fights, build tunnels, forts, & snowmen.
College Senior 2013-08-17T05:23:58Z
fair cost, very convenient if living in amherst town or northampton, otherwise, very convenient if having a car or taking the bus. different food from different country. best places to check out: northampton: local burger, Taipei & Tokyo, Indian House, MoshiMoshi, Butterfly, Zen, GoBerry, GreenBeans, Haymarket. Amherst: Panda East, La Veracruzana, LimeRed, Miss Sigon.
College Senior 2013-08-17T05:17:38Z
It is really convenient to live off campus since you have the option to live either near Amherst town or Northampton town or the valley area since you have option to take so many five college classes. Off campus housing is cheap, clean, most people housemates are friendly because the people in the valley are famous for their nice personalities and liberal thoughts. Easy parking, extremely safe especially around northampton town. There are buses mostly free commuting among towns, so very convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T20:38:17Z
I never been on off-campus housing and live in the dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T20:37:11Z
It's a small school. But the classes are rather close to each other, especially in comparison to Umass where you have to walk a lot to get to places. The school has a cozy feeling to it. The place isn't super fancy but not bad either.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T20:30:52Z
The weather can go to extremes at times. It can be really cold at times in the winter. But overall it's not too bad and the scenery is quite nice.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T20:29:07Z
The education is very different. You get teacher evaluations instead of GPA. It's more personalized and they give you a better view of your weaknesses and strengths which I feel is better than some number.
College Sophomore 2013-07-30T20:27:35Z
I don't watch the sports team. They don't seem to be a big a part of Hampshire as other schools.
College Junior 2013-07-10T00:54:50Z
The workload is manageable but if you are taking CS, CSI, or NS courses prepare for a lot of writing. For the most part the professors are always available and willing to help you but sometimes they can be distracted with their own side projects.
College Junior 2013-07-10T00:53:43Z
Campus Police is not very strict about drug use or drinking as long as it is done discreetly and respectfully. However, they have been cracking down recently since more people have become uncomfortable with the drug use at Hampshire.
College Junior 2013-07-10T00:53:33Z
The classes are super unique, which is amazing, but it can make it hard for fulfilling graduate school prerequisites. However, Hampshire allows students to take classes at either Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, or UMass Amherst which can help you get the classes you need if you are willing to put in a little bit of effort to fill out the Five College Request Forms.
College Junior 2013-07-10T00:48:03Z
Guys & Girls:
People at Hampshire may not fit into society's constructed views of beauty but people's individuality, creativity, and spirit is what makes Hampshire's community attractive.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T19:36:28Z
Having mostly single rooms here is really nice. There is the option of having a roommate if you want though. People seem nice, just if you're rather shy you might have to try a bit to make friends but once you do it's rather nice.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T19:29:22Z
I'm rather satisfied with my school's education. There is quite a bit of writing, but I think the opportunity to be creative and replacement of essays with standardized testing makes up for it.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T19:27:38Z
Public transportation, the PVTA, is free for students.
College Sophomore 2013-06-29T19:25:53Z
Could be more topics in certain categories, but overall there seems to be a good amount of nice classes to pick from. There is always the 5 college classes to pick from too if you can't find enough for your interests.
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