October 2018



The Northampton Area is often called the “Five College Area” due to the close proximity of Smith College in Northampton; Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts in neighboring Amherst; and Mount Holyoke College in nearby South Hadley.


Additionally, our region is home to several other private, state, community and technical colleges.


Our area is enriched by this concentration of higher education, which brings intellectual curiosity and thought leadership; community mindedness; youthful energy and spirit; artistic, cultural, and athletic events; not to mention beautiful campuses for peaceful strolling.


Please visit these links of our nearby colleges:


“The Five Colleges”:

Additional Public Colleges and Universities:

Community and Technical Colleges:

Additional Private Colleges:

Photo Credit: Top - R. Allison Ryan
Bottom - Smith College



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