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Amherst College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,794 students

13% admitted

  • 1,794 full time
  • N/A part time
  • 885 men full time
  • 909 women full time
  • 8,460 applied
  • 1,127 admitted
  • 461 enrolled

1,794 Undergraduates

$43,860 tuition/year

  • $43,860 in state
  • $750 fees
  • $11,650 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Purple and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • NQS from New York
  • 0
  • You learn more about the world and yourself than you can possible imagine. Intellectual diversity and curiosity are cornerstones of Amherst and are ingrained into every aspect of daily life.…

  • Oct-24-2012 Read More
  • Ornella from Amherst, MA
  • 0
  • Amherst is a one-of-a-kind place and I could not picture myself anywhere else. Of course there are ups and downs as anywhere else, but I guarantee you will fall in…

  • Jan-19-2013 Read More

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kaya
  • Aug-08-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Just from my tour alone I love the people! My tour guide was great, the students in the Admissions office were great, the Associate Dean of Admissions who did my information session was great. So incredibly not pretentious. The town of Amherst itself is so quaint. It's rather non-hokey for western Massachusetts.

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  • 5
  • Drew from North Easton, MA
  • Jul-26-2011 I am a current student here

    I could not have found a better college. The location is great - you're close enough to Boston or New York that you can take the train in (the station is literally a 5 minute walk from campus), or you can just go into the town of Amherst for tons of great local restaurant options. If you get a little tired of Amherst, Northampton is just a 30/45 minute bus ride away. In addition, the fact that it's part of the 5 college consortium means you can take classes at any of the other colleges, and students from those schools may end up in your classes at Amherst as well. It's a great way to meet other students in the area, and gives you a little breathing room if you find Amherst becoming a little small (although I promise you won't!). There are so many opportunities to go hiking, bicycling etc and the view is GORGEOUS. My freshman year I had a view of the mountains right out of my window - imagine waking up to that every morning. The facilities are great, the people are incredibly friendly, and the student body is very active and diverse. I have met so many different people, especially international students. Everyone here loves learning for the sake of learning - I'll frequently find myself having discussions/debates about current events over lunch or dinner.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous from CA
  • Oct-31-2010 I am a current student here

    I love this school. It's so spontaneous. We have unplanned things all the time: trips to the hill to go stargazing, night hikes through the bird sanctuary, jumping on leaves (which is a big deal for me since I'm from the West Coast), etc. I've made apple pie and carved pumpkins for the first time, randomly started a sing-a-long in the common room that had kids flowing in from other dorms, and watched several foreign language films. I'm also getting into Latin dance and classical Indian dance. :)

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  • 4
  • Justin From New York, NY
  • Dec-29-2009 I am a current student here

    I enjoy the small town feel, because there is still a lot to do with the four other surrounding colleges. Especially with the large state university U Mass. I also feel that the people are generally friendly. You can find yourself having a long conversation in dining hall with someone you've only met once before.

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