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 Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts

Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, Massachusetts

Amherst College Mission Statement:
Amherst College seeks to provide the very best liberal arts education to undergraduate students and outstanding support to a faculty engaged in teaching and research. The College brings a diverse group of distinguished faculty members and exceptional students together in a residential setting conducive to personal and intellectual development; it encoursges faculty to contribute to their disciplines and to society through scholarship, performance or professional work. Amherst promotes breadth of study for all students through its advising system and depth through its departmental majors. An Amherst educatioin fosters critical thought and creative achievement in the sciences, arts and humanities by emphasizing close interaction between faculty and students and by offering vigorous support for independent research.
Degree Stats For Amherst College

 Type of Institution

Term Type: Semester

Comparison Group Category:
Not-for-profit 4 yr, Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal Arts, New England

Geographical Region:
New England CT ME MA NH RI VT

Chief Administrator:
President Anthony W. Marx

Title IV Eligibility:
Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs

Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Degree of Urbanization(Locale): Town: Fringe

Open to Public? Institution is open to the public

 Carnegie Information

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Basic:
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Enrollment Profile:
Exclusively undergraduate four-year

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Graduate Instructional:
Not applicable

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Undergraduate Instructional:
Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Size and Setting
Small four-year, highly residential

Carnegie Classification 2005 - Undergraduate Profile
Full-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in

 Room and Board

Provide on-campus housing? Yes
Total Dorm Capacity: 1632
Provide board or meals? Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Number of meals per week:21
Typical room charge per year:$4600
Typical board charge per year:$3985
Combined room/board:$0

 Degree Information

Level of Institution: Four or more years

Highest Level Offered: Bachelor's degree

Undergraduate Offering:
Undergraduate degree or certificate offering

Graduate Offering:
No graduate offering

First Professional Offer:
No first-professional offering

Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

Degree Granting Status: Degree-granting

Historical Black College or University: No

Institution has Hospital: No

Institution grants a Medical Degree: No

Institutional Category:
Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above


Athletic Association: Yes
NCAA Member: Yes
NAIA Member: Implied no
NJCAA Member: Implied no
NSCAA Member: Implied no
NCCAA Member: Implied no
Other Member: Implied no
Football: Yes
Basketball: Yes
Baseball: Yes
Cross Country/Track: Yes


 Fee Information

Application Fee information for Amherst College  Application Fee: Yes
 Out of State Tuition? No
 Financial Aid Office Phone: 413-542-2296
 Admissions Office Phone: 413-542-2328

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