PO Box 5000 Amherst, MA 01002-5000 413-542-2328
https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/ admission@amherst.edu
About Amherst College
  • Year of Foundation 1821
  • Size of Campus 999 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,6231
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 50%, 50%, 89%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $38,250
  • Room and Board $10,150
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,744
Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College has become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, enrolling some 1,700 talented, energetic and diverse young men and women. This section of the Web site provides a general introduction to the college.Amherst College is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of 35,000 people in the western part of the state. The college’s 1,000-acre campus is adjacent to downtown Amherst.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Mr. Gad's House of Improv (every Monday night), FLICS (free movies 7 times per week), Dancing and Stepping at Amherst College, Spring Weekend (first weekend each May, featuring a large Saturday night concert and Sunday carnival with a battle of the band
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Amherst Christian Fellowship, Amherst Hillel, Amherst Koinonia Church, Newman Club, Noor (Amherst Muslim Students), the Bi-Semester Worship Series (service in the African-American tradition), Amherst Gospel Choir, Buddhist
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) AIKYA (South Asian Students), Asian Students Association, Black Students Union, Chicano/o Caucus, International Students Association, Korean American Students Association, La Causa (Latino/a), Students of Mixed Heritage; Fr
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Distance to nearest train Amherst (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Amherst (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Hartford, CT (45), Boston (90)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 84%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 97%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 37
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 65%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%), special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 25%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,003,887
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 63,515
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Campus Safety 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)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Museums Museum of Natural History, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Observatory; The Emily Dickinson Museum; affiliation with The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,632
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Library Facilities Keefe Science Library, Morgan Music Library, Visual Resources Collection, Amherst College Library Depository, Center for Russian Culture Library
  • Number Of Microforms 530,083
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Computer Availability N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number of e-books 73,185
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 60%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Goldman Sachs; Harvard University; Lehman Bros.; Monitor; Bain; Teach for America; AmeriCorps; Mass General; Merrill Lynch; Braun Consulting; McKinsey; Mt. Sinai Hospital; University of California; Peace Corps; many private high schools; many hospitals an
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 60%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town