The Five College Advantage

Through the Five College Consortium—Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst—you can enjoy the vast resources of not just one but four prominent colleges and a flagship research university at no additional cost. A free bus service connects the Five Colleges, which are within a 12-mile radius.

The Five College Consortium especially benefits Postbaccalaureate students by offering access to specialized courses in fields such as:

  • anatomy
  • animal science
  • nutrition
  • public health