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