Amherst has 22,000 living alumni. A comprehensive survey reveals who you are, what you’ve done and what you think of your alma mater.

How many Amherst alumni have started a business? How many have started a family? How satisfied are alumni with their lives? How satisfied are they with their college?

Chart itemizing dates of 6 generations

Last spring 42 percent of all living alumni through the Class of 2008 took part in a survey. The results reveal much about Amherst graduates as a whole, and also about the Amherst experience and the value of a liberal arts education.

The college has analyzed the survey responses across six generations. (The youngest alumni received a different, shorter survey.)

The information on these pages (view PDF) is but a small sampling of 22 pages of survey results, all of which are available at