Amherst College

Amherst Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Amherst students.

Amherst Student Population

1,839 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Amherst College?

Amherst total enrollment is approximately 1,839 students.

Amherst Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Amherst undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% 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 796
Asian 272
Hispanic 242
Black or African American 187
International 162
Multi-Ethnic 120
Unknown 49
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Amherst achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #8 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  8 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.80 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Amherst Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Amherst is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Amherst is ranked 197 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  197 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  94.83 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Amherst Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 796
Asian 272
Hispanic 242
Black or African American 187
International 162
Multi-Ethnic 120
Unknown 49
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Amherst ranks 66 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  66 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  98.28 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 924 female students and 915 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

Top 5% in 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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