More than 40% of the local population has a graduate degree.
More than 30,000 college students call Amherst home during the academic year.
There’s a saying you’ll see on t-shirts and bumper stickers in Amherst that offers both a pronunciation lesson and an insight:
“Amherst—where only the ‘h’ is silent.”
That captures Amherst—vibrant, opinionated and proud of it.
Life here is also smart, fun, dynamic and somehow laid back all at the same time. Here are two facts backing that up: