Amherst College

About Amherst College

Founded in 1821, Amherst is a private, not-for-profit college that for almost two centuries has prepared students to use ideas to make a difference in the world. At Amherst, you are part of a lively, inquisitive, devoted community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who find inspiration in one another and in the process of learning. 

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Area –  1000 Acres, including a Wildlife Sanctuary of about 500 Acres. 


Students Organizations – 150

Number of NCAA titles won: 76 Division III individual titles and 11 team championships


Endowment – USD 2.473 Billion 


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