1. Founded: 1821
  2. President: Biddy Martin
  3. Location: Amherst, Mass., population 35,000, in the heart of the Pioneer Valley
  4. College motto: Terras Irradient (“Let them give light to the world”)
  5. Enrollment: 1,795 students from 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 54 countries
  6. Demographics: 51 percent women, 49 percent men; 98 percent live on campus
  7. Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  8. Fulltime instructional faculty: More than 200
  9. Average class size: 16

Common Data Sets

Amherst College participates in the Common Data Set (CDS) Initiative in order to provide outside publishers and members of the higher education community with clear and consistent data about our institution. Please visit the Common Data Set Website to learn more about the philosophy and goals of the Common Data Set Initiative.

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