Amherst Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 27.0% of the student population at Amherst. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Amherst Disability Services.
Amherst for the Military
While not a "service academy", Amherst does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Amherst Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Amherst for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Amherst College
Amherst offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Amherst College
Amherst has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,855 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 1,855 (100.0%). Part-time attendance was N/A (N/A).
Amherst College is Ranked #8 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Amherst receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Amherst #8 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Amherst College Competes in the NCAA
Amherst has a total of 676 student athletes, 379 men and 297 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$5,192,321|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$5,082,822|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Amherst College Athletics