Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,795 students in the fall of 2010. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Amherst is ranked as the second best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked thirteenth out of all U.S. colleges and universities by Forbes.
Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its President Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. Amherst remained a men's college until becoming coeducational in 1975.
Amherst has historically had close relationships and rivalries with Williams College and Wesleyan University which form the Little Three colleges. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.
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... Although a relatively small college, Amherst has many accomplished alumni, including Nobel, Crafoord Prize and Lasker Award laureates, MacArthur Fellowship and Pulitzer Prize winners, National Medal ... There are approximately 20,000 living alumni, of which about 60% make a gift to Amherst each year—one of the highest alumni participation rates of any college in the ...
... Spratlan joined the faculty of Amherst College in 1970, and later held the Peter R ... Pouncey Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Amherst ... He also conducted the Amherst College Orchestra for several years ...
2011 (88th) Winner Kit Schluter from Bard College Second place Melissa Yang, Mount Holyoke College Frances Cannon, University of Vermont Emily A ... Lee, Trinity College Christopher Spaide, Amherst College April Walker, Emory University 2010 (87th) Winner Nicole Gervasio from Bryn Mawr College Second place Naomi Sosner Dartmouth ... Olivia Bustion from Mount Holyoke College 2002 (79th) Katharine Sapper from Mount Holyoke College 2001 (78th) Kathryn Foran from Mount Holyoke College 2000 (77th) Winner Ann Zeigler from Yale ...
... the first alumnus to donate a building to Amherst College—the Pratt Gymnasium was erected in 1883, and was reconstructed as the Pratt Museum in 1942 ... for the enormous Pratt Dormitory on Pratt Quad at Amherst College ... by Charles Alonzo Rich in 1911, in memory of their son Morris Pratt who died at Amherst while an undergraduate student ...
... Ayres' class in Philosophy III at Amherst have survived ... These are referred to as the Amherst papers and have been of strong interest to Parsons scholars ... The Amherst Papers also reveal that Parsons did not agree with his institutionalist teachers, since he writes in the Amherst papers that technological development and moral progress are two ...
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