Amherst College

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Amherst College


Graduates

  • 60% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

Tuition

$34,916 / year

Room and Board

$9,080

Application deadline

January 1

Application fee

$55




Educational Resources

Libraries

Keefe Science Library, Morgan Music Library, Visual Resources Collection, Amherst College Library Depository, Center for Russian Culture Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,003,887 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 10,632 current serial subscriptions.
  • 530,083 microforms.
  • 63,515 Audio/Visual items.
  • 73,185 e-books.

Museums & Art

Museum of Natural History, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Observatory; The Emily Dickinson Museum; affiliation with The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 168 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 97% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 65% of housing units are Singles.
  • 25% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 10% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 37 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 84% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 100% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Mr. Gad's House of Improv (every Monday night), FLICS (free movies 7 times per week), Dancing and Stepping at Amherst College, Spring Weekend (first weekend each May, featuring a large Saturday night concert and Sunday carnival with a battle of the bands), Voices for the Voiceless, Casino Night (fundraiser), Harlem Renaissance
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 104 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amherst Christian Fellowship, Amherst Hillel, Amherst Koinonia Church, Newman Club, Noor (Amherst Muslim Students), the Bi-Semester Worship Series (service in the African-American tradition), Amherst Gospel Choir, Buddhist Meditation Group.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AIKYA (South Asian Students), Asian Students Association, Black Students Union, Chicano/o Caucus, International Students Association, Korean American Students Association, La Causa (Latino/a), Students of Mixed Heritage; French Club; Korean American Students Association; La Causa (Latino/a Organization); International Students Association; Pacific Islander/South-East Asian Students (PISEAS); Russian House;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Too many to list here, but including: Several a capella groups (Zumbyes, Bluestockings, Sabrinas, DQ), other musical groups (Concert Choir, Glee Club, Madrigals, Women's Chorus), Photography Association, Mr. Gad's House of Improv, Nightcap (educational theater), Pride Alliance (LBGTQA group), The Women's Center, Women in Science, Amherst College Democrats, Amherst College Republicans, Capitol Connections, French Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Chess Club, Ham Radio and Electronics Club, Hungry Newt Coffeehouse, College Bowl Team, JeffMUG (Mac users group), Knitting Guild, MassPIRG, Diversity Educators, Foreign Policy Forum, Mock Trial, Model UN, Parliamentary Debate Society, Tae Kwan Do Club, etc.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Amherst Student (weekly), The Indicator (several times per semester), The Amherst Hamster (several times per semester), Prism (several times per semester)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Hartford, CT (45), Boston (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Amherst (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Amherst (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 35% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 60% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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