Amherst College

Amherst College Ranking

country rank: 253
world rank: 683

University Overview

Amherst College ranking, a non-profit private liberal arts college established in 1821, is situated in the suburban environment of the large town of Amherst (population range of 10,000-49,999), Massachusetts. Amherst College (AC) ranking is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Amherst College (AC) provides a variety of courses and services that contribute to formally recognised higher education degrees such as bachelor’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 199-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate ranges from 10% to 20%, rendering this US higher education institution extremely selective. Students from all around the world are welcome to apply for admission. AC also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students.

Amherst College Ranking

University Identity

Name Amherst College
Acronym AC
Founded 1821
Motto Terras Irradient Let them give light to the world
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address Boltwood Avenue Amherst 01002-5000 Massachusetts United States
Tel +1 (413) 542 2000
Fax +1 (413) 542 2040

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) Not reported
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office PO Box 5000 Amherst 01002-5000 (413) 542 2328

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Amherst College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 886,435 physical volumes, 40,659 physical media, 103,844 digital/electronic medium and 312 licensed digital/electronic databases. Amherst College's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes Amherst College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,837 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

568 Group Five College Consortium National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Social Media


Amherst College's Facebook page for social networking


Amherst College's Twitter webpage for micro-blogging and news updates


Amherst College's LinkedIn profile for business and academic networking


Amherst College's YouTube or Vimeo channel for videos


Amherst College's Instagram or Flickr account for photos

Wikipedia Article

Related Universities