College Deliberately: Amherst College

Amherst College is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes culture, character and research located in a suburb of Amherst, MA. It is known for Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics and Research and Experimental Psychology.

Amherst College

place Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
phone Phone: (413) 542-2000
web Web: http://www.amherst.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Amherst College New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1929-07-01 2028-12-31
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Student Centeredness

3.8 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
23% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Amherst College is in NCAA Division III with football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 76
Track and Field Indoor Men’s 47
Track and Field Indoor Women’s 47

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Tuition for Amherst College is in the 99.1 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as extraordinarily expensive.
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