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|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
While some colleges have rigid academic requirements, Amherst College bases it academics on an open curriculum. Amherst’s only required courses are a first-year seminar and those needed for your major. This allows for unparalleled freedom in designing your curriculum, and with a student-to-faculty ratio below 10:1 and an average class size of about 15, you’ll never find yourself lost in a crowd.
Student life at Amherst is no less involved. The college features more than 100 student-run organizations. If you have an interest that isn’t represented by one of these groups, it’s easy to start your own. Residence life is also an important component of Amherst’s campus community, with nearly all of students living on campus.
Paying for college can be a huge concern for many, but Amherst pledges to meet all of its students’ demonstrated need. Financial aid packages combine institutional scholarships and federal grants and loans, resulting in substantial assistance with tuition.
In accordance with its mission to make education affordable, Amherst College follows a need-blind admissions policy. All applicants, both domestic and international, are considered based on their talent and potential, without regard to their ability to pay for tuition or expenses.
Amherst, MA 01002
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||1,904|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||1,904|
- Latino: 13%
- African American: 13%
- Caucasian: 44%
- Asian: 12%
- Unknown and Other: 19%
|Unknown and Other||19%|
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