Amherst College

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world rank  743

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University Overview

Founded in 1821, Amherst College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Amherst (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Amherst College (AC) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Amherst College (AC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 199 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym AC
Founded 1821
Motto Terras Irradient
Let them give light to the world
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address Boltwood Avenue
Amherst (population range: 10,000-49,999)
01002-5000 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (413) 542 2000
F +1 (413) 542 2040

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office PO Box 5000
Amherst 01002-5000
+1 (413) 542 2328

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Amherst College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Five College Consortium
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020