Hampshire is a small progressive liberal arts college located on a beautiful wooded campus in Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1965, with students entering in 1970, Hampshire features and inter-disciplinary curriculum where students work with faculty to develop an individualized course of study to suit their needs. Hampshire is also part of the â€œFive Collegesâ€, a consortium that includes Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Hampshire students are able to register for courses and participate in events at any of the five colleges. Hampshire is known for progressive, diverse and â€œlaid back.â€ However, the nature of curriculum also means that students must be motivated and self-directed as well. It is a unique college in one of the most beautiful locations you will find.