Amherst College

Location
Amherst, MA
Student Size
1,745
College Type
Private University|Liberal Arts
Acceptance Rate
12%
Student To Faculty Ratio
7:1

About Our College

Amherst College (/ˈæmərst/ (listen)[5] AM-ərst) is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its then-president Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts.[6] The institution was named after the town, which in turn had been named after Jeffery, Lord Amherst, Commander-in-Chief of British forces of North America during the French and Indian War. Originally established as a men's college, Amherst became coeducational in 1975.[7]

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