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About Amherst College
Amherst College is a small, liberal arts college that was founded in 1821 as a nonsectarian institution. The college has a scenic 1,000-acre campus is near the center of the town of Amherst, Massachusetts.
Amherst offers a B.A. degree in 33 fields of study and has a faculty-student ratio of 1 to 8. Amherst's open curriculum allows each student-with the help of a faculty adviser-to chart an individual course through the more than 800 courses offered at the college; there are no distribution requirements. Honors work is encouraged and in recent years has been undertaken by nearly half of the graduating class.
Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges, a consortium with nearby Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Students may take courses at any of the colleges, and the schools' proximity adds to Amherst's social and extracurricular life. Amherst is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).