With over 200 full time faculty members, Amherst has a 7 to 1 student to faculty ratio. The average class size is 16 students, with almost all classes having less than 30. They also offer programs such as study abroad, ROTC Navy, teacher certification, and more. For career assistance, students can visit the Career Center, which offers advice on employment, graduate school, and other options.

85% of students will graduate within four years at Amherst and 92% within six. A majority of freshman stay at the school after completing their first year, resulting in a 95%% first year retention rate.

Most students are from New York, Massachusetts, and California, but New Jersey, Illinois, and Maryland are also well represented.

Academic Profile for 2024

Four Year Graduation Rate

Six Year Graduation Rate

Eight Year Graduation Rate

Student to Faculty Ratio
7 to 1

First Year Retention Rate

Distribution of Students per State

for the first-year class of
students in 2021

(Hover in each state to view details of distribution)

1 To 5
6 To 15
16 To 25
26 To 50
51 and Above

Student Race, Ethnicity, and Age Information

Total Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity for the 2022 school year

Students Total

Total Enrollment by Age for the 2021 school year

Students Total

Other Learning Opportunities
Distance learning
Does not offer distance education opportunities
Special learning
ROTC - Air Force
ROTC - Army
Study abroad
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)



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Agency Period of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/01/1929 - Current

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