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Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

About Amherst College

Amherst College (/ˈæmərst/ ( listen) AM-ərst) is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its president, Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. The institution was named after the town, which in turn had been named after Lord Jeffery Amherst. Amherst was established as a men's college and became coeducational in 1975.

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Located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA, 01002-5000, Hampshire County

Amherst College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#162 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

#13 of 173

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America

#3 of 243

Most Popular Majors

Out of 16 majors categories at Amherst College, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Amherst College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni