Hampshire College Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The most frustrating thing about Hampshire College is that every course is discussion-based. This is good for literature courses, but not for math and science courses. I believe there needs to be some element of lecture in the class, otherwise, one is just listening to how the other students feel about the material presented in class.


It is a very small school, so the availability of classes can be tough, but the program of the 5 College Consortium remedies this.


It is often difficult to find the classes needed to complete your major. Hampshire is so small that often the courses you need aren't offered or fill up quickly.