Amherst College

Amherst Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Amherst? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the United States. See how Amherst College fared in our <nil> diversity report.

Amherst Student Population

1,745 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Amherst College?

Amherst total enrollment is approximately 1,745 students.

Amherst Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Amherst undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Amherst Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 705
Asian 270
Hispanic 244
Black or African American 182
International 178
Multi-Ethnic 123
Unknown 30
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Amherst Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 705
Asian 270
Hispanic 244
Black or African American 182
International 178
Multi-Ethnic 123
Unknown 30
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Amherst College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 761
Asian 48
Black or African American 39
Multi-Ethnic 12
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Amherst Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 900 female students and 845 male students at Amherst.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Amherst is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  93.28 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 524 female teachers and 458 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

89.33% Out of State
8.49% Out of the Country

Amherst ranks 55 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

89.33% of Amherst students come from out of state, and 8.49% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  97 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 79
California 69
Massachusetts 46
New Jersey 36
Illinois 25

International Students at Amherst

Students from 68 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, South Korea, and Canada.

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Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
88.24% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  47.05 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Amherst, 88.24% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 821
20-21 799
22-24 163
25-29 15
30-34 7
35 and over 1
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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