Amherst College 2017-18 Catalog

  • Introduction
  • About Amherst College
  • Admission & Financial Aid
  • Regulations & Requirements
  • Amherst College Courses
  • Five College Programs & Certificates
  • Honors & Fellowships

Introduction

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Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

About Amherst College

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Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

Admission & Financial Aid

View Index

Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

Regulations & Requirements

View Index

Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

Amherst College Courses

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Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

Five College Programs & Certificates

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Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.

 

 

 

 

Honors & Fellowships

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Enrollment

 

Classification by residence     Non-USA     Summary of Enrollment Fall 2016*
(Fall 2016)     (Fall 2016)                
                                         
New York 279     Wisconsin 9     China 20   Nepal 2       Seniors, Class of 2017 480    
California 233     Indiana 8     Republic of Korea 17   Trinidad and Tobago 2       Juniors, Class of 2018 408    
Massachusetts 233     Rhode Island 8     Canada 14   Turkey 2       Sophomores, Class of 2019 486    
New Jersey 111     Tennessee 7     Kenya 9   Argentina 1       First-Year Students, 475    
Connecticut 97     Oregon 6     United Kingdom 9   Australia 1           Class of 2020      
Illinois 84     South Carolina 6     Japan 7   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1         Total 1849    
Florida 76     Oklahoma 5     Pakistan 7   Botswana 1                
Maryland 63     Vermont 5     Singapore 7   Bulgaria 1                
Texas 52     Idaho 4     Ethiopia 6   Cameroon 1                
Pennsylvania 51     Montana 4     India 6   Colombia 1       *Not included are the 85 students who were  
Colorado 31     Iowa 3     Jamaica 4   Germany 1       on leaves of absence away from Amherst as of  
Virginia 30     Kansas 3     Nigeria 4   Greece 1       the first semester, 2016-2017    
Michigan 28     Kentucky 3     Zimbabwe 4   Iceland 1                
Washington 26     Louisiana 3     Hong Kong 3   Latvia 1                
Ohio 24     Mississippi 3     Mauritius 3   Lebanon 1                
Minnesota 23     Nevada 3     Switzerland 3   Macedonia 1                
Georgia 22     Utah 3     Vietnam 3   Malaysia 1                
North Carolina 21     Alaska 2     Bangladesh 2   Republic of Moldova 1                
Missouri 17     Arkansas 2     Brazil 2   Morocco 1                
Arizona 16     Nebraska 2     Chile 2   New Zealand 1                
Hawaii 12     West Virginia 2     Ecuador 2   Paraguay 1                
Maine 10     Armed Forces, Pacific 1     Egypt 2   Peru 1                
New Hampshire 10     Delaware 1     El Salvador 2   Philippines 1                
New Mexico 10     Puerto Rico 1     France 2   Serbia 1                
Alabama 9     South Dakota 1     Ghana 2   South Africa 1                
Washington, DC 9             Guatemala 2   Thailand 1                
        Total 1672     Mongolia 2   Tunisia 1                
                                         
                      Total 177
177                
                                         

 

 SUMMARY OF ENROLLMENT

Seniors, Class of 2017........................ 480

Juniors, Class of 2018 ........................ 408

Sophomores, Class of 2019 ................ 486

First-Year Students, Class of 2020 ..... 475

                                            Total ....... 1849

 

*Not included are the 85 students who were on leaves of absense away from Amherst as of the first semnester 2016-17.