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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 26 - Amherst College


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Amherst is a small town in Massachusetts that is home to several colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College. Amherst College has a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff who come from all over the world. The college has a variety of clubs and organizations that cater to different interests, including academic, cultural, and social groups.


Famous alumni include Teller (of Penn and Teller), Dr. Drew Pinksy and author Julie Powell.


Here are some unique features of Amherst:

  • Supportive community: Students at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that the faculty and other students are supportive, creating a positive learning environment.

  • Open curriculum: Amherst College has an open curriculum, which allows students to take courses across different disciplines and explore their interests.

  • Diverse fields of study: Both Amherst College and UMass Amherst offer a wide range of majors and programs, providing students with many opportunities to explore their interests and passions.

  • Access to resources: Amherst College and UMass Amherst are both members of the Five College Consortium, which allows students to take courses and access resources at four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley.

  • College town: Amherst is a college town with a vibrant and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

  • Liberal arts education: Amherst College, located in Amherst, is a highly selective liberal arts college that offers a rigorous and personalized education to its students.

  • Diverse community: Amherst is a diverse community that values inclusivity, social justice, and sustainability. 1,898 students from 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 70 countries.

  • Cultural events: Amherst has a rich cultural scene with many events and activities throughout the year, including music festivals, art exhibitions, and theater performances

  • Amherst students who study abroad during a typical year: 45%

The acceptance rate for Amherst College is 9% but the acceptance rate for early decision applicants is higher at 24% . The average SAT score for students who get accepted to Amherst is between 1370-1550 or an average ACT score between 32-34.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.amherst.edu/admission

Go Mammoths!


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