Located in western Massachusetts, Five Colleges' member campuses are made up of a national research university and four innovative liberal arts colleges.

Amherst College • Hampshire College • Mount Holyoke College • Smith College • UMass Amherst

On this website you will find examples of how the campuses of the Five College consortium share resources, such as by making their courses available to students from member campuses through the Five College Course Catalog. You will also find many examples of the campuses combining resources to accomplish as a group what none could do individually, such as Five College majors, departments and programs.

Every year, Five Colleges brings together 55 high school counselors from around the country to experience our campuses firsthand through student-led tours and presentations by the admissions directors. View more information about the Five College Counselor Tour here.

Each spring, admissions deans of the campuses of the Five College consortium travel outside the Western Massachusetts to meet with high school counselors to share the latest information about our campuses and the consortium itself. Learn more about meeting the Five Colleges.

For potential students and parents who want to visit one or all of our campuses, please see the information on our Admissions Offices and Campus Visits page.

For answers to common questions about applying to one of the Five College campuses, view them on the Five College FAQ page.