Amherst College MA

Founded in 1821 as a nonsectarian institution for the education of indigent young men of piety and talents, Amherst College is now widely regarded as the premier liberal arts college in the nation, enrolling a diverse group of approximately 1,600 young men and women. Renowned for its talented students, committed faculty, and rigorous academic life, Amherst offers the B.A. degree in 34 fields of study. With a faculty-student ratio of one to eight, Amherst's classes are characterized by spirited interchange among students and acclaimed faculty skilled at asking challenging questions. Amherst's outstanding resources, dedicated faculty and rigorous academic life allow the college to enroll students with an extraordinary range of talents, interests and commitments.