February 22-25, 2024 — Amherst College will host the 9th annual LitFest, a literary festival celebrating fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and spoken-word performance, along with the College’s extraordinary literary life. Learn more »
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Percentage of Amherst alumni who report that they have attended graduate or professional school
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