Submitted by Paul S. Statt
A Great Year for Ivy League Schools
New York Times, April 4

"The competition [for admission to the Class of 2011] was ferocious not only at the top universities, but at selective small colleges, like Williams, Bowdoin and Amherst, all of which reported record numbers of applications. Amherst received 6,668 applications and accepted 1,167 students for its class of 2011, compared with the 4,491 applications and 1,030 acceptance letters it sent for the class of 2002 nine years ago."

Amherst College Office of Admission