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Amherst College

Amherst College
Amherst College

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution,and enrolled 1,744 students in the fall of 2009.[2] Students choose courses from 35 major programs, in an unusually open curriculum.
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. Amherst remained a men’s college until becoming coeducational in 1975.

Amherst has historically had close relationships and rivalries with Williams College and Wesleyan University which form the Little Three colleges and is a member of the Five College Consortium.

Amherst College was founded in 1821, Amherst College developed out of the secondary school Amherst Academy. The college was originally suggested as an alternate to Williams College, which was struggling to stay open. Although Williams remained open, Amherst was formed and diverged from its Williams roots into an individual institution.

Amherst College Rankings in 2010

Amherst College Rankings in 2011

Amherst College Tuitions and Fees

When we calculate an aid award, we use a student expense budget that includes both direct charges and out-of-pocket expenses. In 2010-11, the budget includes:

Comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board): $50,820

Other student fees (student activities, campus center programs and residential governance): $702

Health insurance (estimate; may be waived): $1,212

Books and supplies (estimate): $1,000

Personal expenses (estimate): $1,800

Travel (estimate; varies by location): $50-$2,000

COST OF ATTENDANCE: $55,584-$57,534

Schools of Amherst College

Academic Department American Studies Academic Department Geology
Academic Department Anthropology and Sociology* Academic Department German
Academic Department Art and the History of Art Academic Department History
Academic Department Asian Languages and Civilizations Academic Department Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought
Five College Program
Astronomy Academic Department Mathematics
Program Biochemistry and Biophysics Academic Department Music
Academic Department Biology Program Neuroscience
Academic Department Black Studies Academic Department Philosophy
Academic Department Chemistry Academic Department Physics
Academic Department Classics** Academic Department Political Science
Academic Department Computer Science Academic Department Psychology
Academic Department Economics Academic Department Religion
Academic Department English Academic Department Russian
Program Environmental Studies Academic Department Spanish
Program European Studies Academic Department Theater and Dance
Program Film and Media Studies Academic Department Women’s and Gender Studies
Academic Department French

Amherst College News

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