KEY FACTS ON AMHERST COLLEGE
CLASS OF 2011:
Percentage Admitted: 18%
Of those admitted, percentage enrolled: 28%
Male/Female: 46% / 54%
Students of Color: 37%
First generation college students: 16%
International students: 8%
Financial Aid Applicants: 70%
- Amherst College's 1,000-acre campus is in Massachusetts, 90 miles west of Boston and 150 miles north of New York City.
- With five colleges and 30,000 college students in the immediate vicinity, virtually all of the town's restaraunts, stores and entertainment venues cater to the needs of college students.
- Amherst is one of five colleges. The other schools are Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts, and Hampshire College.