Amherst College

Amherst, MA

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Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst College Student Essentials

Amherst College Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lord Jeffs
Website: www.amherst.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $44,610
Out-of-State Tuition: $44,610
Retention Rate: 98%
Enrollment: 1,904
Year Established: 1821

About Amherst College

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.

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Amherst College Map & Location

Amherst College
Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002


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Getting Around Amherst College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Amherst, MA

Winter
Dec
38
20
Jan
33
13
Feb
37
16
Spring
Mar
45
24
Apr
58
35
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
55
Jul
82
59
Aug
81
58
Fall
Sep
73
49
Oct
62
38
Nov
49
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,904
Freshman Class 490
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,904

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 13%
  • Caucasian: 44%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Unknown and Other: 19%
Latino 13%
African American 13%
Caucasian 44%
Asian 12%
Unknown and Other 19%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 48%
Men 52%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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