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Amherst College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,794
Total Undergrads
488
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Small College Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,017)
12
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $105,149)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 87 94 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 19 15 - Yes
Field Hockey - 19 - -
Football 76 - - -
Golf 10 10 - Yes
Ice Hockey 27 23 - -
Lacrosse 34 23 - -
Soccer 26 27 - Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Squash 16 17 - -
Swimming and Diving 28 33 - -
Tennis 26 22 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 10.8%
Hispanic 10.9%
Non-resident alien 8.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.3%
Two or more races 6.7%
White/non-Hispanic 39.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Navy ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 14
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • NQS from New York
  • 5
  • I live in Charles Pratt. Look up pictures- I can't ask for anything more. Rooms are big but most people, if not all, get roommates as freshmen. The only thing…

  • Oct-24-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-24-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is a fantastic pizza shop located nearby that is just amazing. There are also a lot of quaint little eateries in the town of Amherst. There is a place that sells ice cream to die for.

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  • 3
  • Ornella from Amherst, MA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    We have a single dining hall -Valentine (Val). The food can be AMAZING, but it also has its wwww! days. Overall Val is nice, and allows you to mingle with everyone despite being from a different glass group

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  • 4
  • NQS from New York
  • Oct-24-2012 I am a current student here

    Yeah, this is one thing that's universally agreed upon. There's only one dining hall, and it's okay. The food is often pretty good, but sometimes it's quite frankly not appetizing at any level. However- they do have a panini press, salad bar, pasta, pizza and stir fry station for you to use whenever which is perfect if you don't necessarily want the hot meal they provide it. Schwemm's is in the campus center and they have good sandwiches- but you have to pay.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life