Visitors Guide to Amherst College

About Amherst College

 Amherst College Campus c/o @larihen

Amherst College Campus c/o @larihen

Amherst College was founded in 1821 and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sharing a college town with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The private school's rural campus covers 1,000 acres and is home to total of 1,849 undergraduate students. Amherst College is ranked amongst the best liberal arts colleges in the country, with Williams College being a close comparison. Students who apply to Amherst Collegetend to apply to Brown UniversityYale University, and Harvard University as well. 

Location: Amherst, MA
Region: Northeast
Type: Private
Size: Small
Tuition: $50,562 USD

Sports Divisions: NCAA Division III
Greek Life: Nope

Admissions Page: Click here
Avg. SAT: 2181 out of 2400
Common App: Yes
Supplement Essays: Yes
Application Options: Early Decision
Acceptance Rate: 14.1%


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