#117 Overall Influence #26 Desirability Rank

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Amherst College was founded in 1821. It is a four-year, liberal arts college with an enrollment of over 1,850 undergraduates.

Amherst offers some 850 courses in 36 different academic disciplines. Among the most popular programs are those in mathematics, in economics, and in psychology. Amherst does not offer online courses.

Amherst is associated with six Nobel laureates:

Other distinguished Amherst connected individuals include the following:

Amherst is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges [NEASC]).

From Wikipedia

Amherst College 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. 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

10,603

Acceptance

12%

Graduation Rate

95%

Median SAT Score

1415

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$59,890

Fees (in-state)

$1,000

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$6,079
30K - 48K$4,423
48K - 75K$8,219
75K - 110K$24,193
110K+$45,700

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$83,300

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst MA 01002-5000

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

32 per 100K

Violent Crime

6 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100K

Violent Crime

2 per 100K

What is Amherst College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#82 World Rank
Literature
#60 World Rank
Law
#187 World Rank
Biology
#124 World Rank
Philosophy
#84 World Rank
Political Science
#69 World Rank
Economics
#83 World Rank
History
#237 World Rank
Mathematics
#180 World Rank
Computer Science
#172 World Rank
Psychology
#249 World Rank
Physics
#68 World Rank
Sociology
#152 World Rank
Religious Studies
#305 World Rank
Chemistry
#264 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#248 World Rank
Anthropology

Other areas of influence

#99 World Rank
Education
#146 World Rank
Communications
#153 World Rank
Business
#254 World Rank
Medical
#274 World Rank
Social Work
#410 World Rank
Engineering
#466 World Rank
Nursing
#525 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Amherst College's Most influential alumni?

Amherst College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Sociology, and Economics

Catherine E. Lhamon

Chairwoman of U.S.C.C.R

James D. Wallace

American academic

Philip H. Coombs

Philip H. Coombs

American educator

J. Franklin Jameson

J. Franklin Jameson

American historian

Colin Diver

American academic administrator

John Judis

American journalist

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian

American novelist

Kevin McAleenan

Former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

Walter A. McDougall

American historian

William H. Baxter

American linguist

David S. Reynolds

David S. Reynolds

American historian

George Lincoln Goodale

George Lincoln Goodale

American botanist