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.

Visit all five campuses!

Attend our Five College Counselor Tour to see how your students can get the most out of their education. The tour is from Sunday, October 20 to Tuesday, October 22, 2024.

Our Campuses

Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst, MA • 1,970 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 • 750 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 • 2,200 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 • 23,800 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

Hampshire College Campus Visits
(877) 937-4267 or (413) 559-5471

Mount Holyoke College Campus Visits
(413) 538-2023

Smith College Campus Visits
(800) 383-3232.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Visits
(413) 545-0306

Each of our campuses has resources for students of color, first-generation students, students from lower-income backgrounds, and other students from underrepresented populations. 

Information about the counselor tour is available on this page.

Contact Us

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Kevin Kennedy

Director of Strategic Engagement