Amherst College

Amherst College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution with a total annual enrollment of roughly 1,800 undergraduate students. The college was founded in 1821 and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Most students who attend Amherst will apply to graduate school after completing their undergraduate degree. A few will enter the job force and pursue career opportunities in business, consulting, education and industry.

Amherst has a relatively small student body, but a very big name. It is consistently ranked among the top 10 undergraduate colleges in the United States and offers an educational experience that rivals that of top Ivy League institutions including Yale and Harvard. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Amherst among the top 2 liberal arts colleges in the nation. Forbes ranked Amherst No.9 in the country among all U.S. colleges and universities in 2015.

In all, Amherst offers students 36 major fields of study and over 850 individual courses to choose from. Popular areas of study include humanities, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, classics, mathematics, and various interdisciplinary fields and disciplines. Amherst even allows students the option of designing their own interdisciplinary major.

Amherst College currently does not offer online degree programs. All undergraduate degrees must be completed via on-campus study and attendance.

General Information

Phone Number: (413) 542-2000
Address: Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,700+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's
In-State Tuition $ 38,307
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,322
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
Website Address: www.amherst.edu
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Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
European Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
History
History
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy
Religion Religious Studies
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Astronomy
Chemistry
Geology Earth Science
Physics
Psychology
Psychology
Social Sciences
Anthropology
Economics
Political Science and Government
Sociology
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