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Amherst College

Amherst, MA

National Liberal Arts Colleges

A private liberal arts institution founded in 1821, Amherst College is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. The school is situated on 1,000 rural acres and is surrounded by numerous parks and state conservation areas. Amherst College is a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, and is widely known for its rigorous academic climate.

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Quick Facts

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

2013-2014 Tuition

$46,574 Tuition and Fees


1817 undergraduate students
51% male / 49% female


January 1 application deadline
13% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1821

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate), English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, European Studies/Civilization, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,817
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,817
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 51%
Percent of female undergraduates: 49%
Percent of international undergraduates: 10%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), rugby, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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