Amherst College

School Description

Amherst College, founded in 1821, is named after the town, which in turn was named after Jeffery, Lord Amherst, a veteran from the Seven Year’s War. The Massachusetts Legislature granted Amherst College its charter in 1825, the same year that the college awarded degrees to its first class.

Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges, a consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Students are allowed take courses at any of the colleges. Amherst’s notable alumni include, four Nobel laureates, numerous Pulitzer Prize winners, the president of the National Urban League, a chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, several National Book Award winners, a US president [Calvin Coolidge], and countless others who have contributed to society in important but less public ways.

Courses Offered

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  • Amherst, MA 01002, United States

    American Studies

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture  

    Tuition Fee: USD 55,520
  • Amherst, MA 01002, United States

    Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
    Tuition Fee: USD 55,520
  • Amherst, MA 01002, United States

    Architecture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
    Tuition Fee: USD 55,520
  • Amherst, MA 01002, United States

    Art History

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art his more
    Tuition Fee: USD 55,520
  • Amherst, MA 01002, United States

    Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
    Tuition Fee: USD 55,520