Admissions

Enroll at one Five College campus, and take courses, join clubs, and access the resources of all five.

Enroll at one of our campuses and you'll find yourself a member of a vibrant community made up of all five. You can take courses on the other campuses, at no additional cost, for full course credit. You can access the millions of volumes of the combined libraries, online and in person. You can join a club, attend a lecture, and make lifelong friends. With a free bus system running regularly between the campuses and area’s downtowns and shopping centers, taking advantage of all the Five College community has to offer is easy. Find out more about our campuses below; find out more about the region on our Community page.

Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst, MA • 1,800 undergraduates
On a campus near the town’s center, Amherst is known for its committed faculty members, open curriculum, diverse student body, and devoted alumni. Consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top educational institutions, Amherst offers the B.A. degree in 36 fields of study.

Hampshire College

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA • 500 undergraduates
At Hampshire, students pursue their passions by designing their own programs of study and recruiting a faculty committee to guide them on a rigorous path of discovery. The environment fosters intellectual engagement, exploration, and critical thinking—supported by narrative evaluations rather than grades. The model has been described as "graduate school for undergraduates."

Mount Holyoke campus

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA • 2,200 undergraduates
Mount Holyoke students from nearly 70 countries collaborate with renowned faculty members on research and pursue experiential learning across the curriculum. Mount Holyoke’s classroom experience was rated number one by the Princeton Review and the campus is ranked as one of the nation’s most beautiful.

Smith College campus

Smith College

Northampton, MA • 2,600 undergraduates
Smith has small classes, professors who are world-class scholars, and innovative courses. It is located on a 147-acre campus planned as a botanic garden and now known for its spectacular physical beauty. Notable collections include the acclaimed Smith College Museum of Art and the internationally recognized Sophia Smith Collection of women’s history manuscripts and archives.

UMass campus

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA • 22,000 undergraduates
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to a rich and diverse cultural and academic environment that includes New England’s premier honors college and 10 schools and colleges offering a full range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and the world.

Admissions Resources

Use the links below for information on visiting our campuses. 

Amherst College Campus Visits
(413) 542-2328
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Hampshire College Campus Visits
(877) 937-4267 or (413) 559-5471
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Mount Holyoke College Campus Visits
(413) 538-2023
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Smith College Campus Visits
(800) 383-3232.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Visits
(413) 545-0306
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Out of continued concern for the safety of visiting counselors as well as our students, staff, and faculty, we have decided to not have an in-person counselor tour in the fall of 2021. 

Please explore this website for more information about Five Colleges and visit the websites of our member campuses.

Stay tuned for other opportunities to engage with our campuses.

Contact Us

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Kevin Kennedy

Director of Strategic Engagement
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Omar Acevedo

Strategic Engagement Specialist