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Amherst College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Founded in 1821, the College is home to 1800 students of both sexes. It is located in western Massachusetts in the town of the same name, Amherst. Sixty percent of the students are on some form of scholarship. There are 36 undergraduate degrees offered in various arts and science disciplines.

There are 115 student organizations. The endowment, per student is over $900,000. Amherst has 200 faculty members, making the faculty student ratio about 1 faculty member for 8 students. Even though Amherst is a small school, the student population is diverse. There are students from nearly every state and about 40 countries. 35% of the students are of color.

Amherst is part of a five school consortium which allows students from each of the five schools to take courses at the other schools. The five consortium schools are Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith College, the University of Massachusetts, and Hampshire College. Students are admitted without a financial aid test. The College offers generous financial aid packages.

The 1,000 acre campus is very scenic with extensive resources. The university also has a large endowment. Graduates include Pulitzer Prize winners, a Supreme Court Justice, and Nobel Laureates. Amherst has over 100 student organizations. It banned fraternities in 1984. Amherst is 18 miles north of Springfield, Massachusetts. There are many motels, hotels and bed and breakfasts within a five mile range. More within a six to twelve range. And many beyond twelve miles.

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