All freshman are required to live in one of seven dorms on campus for their first year. All together, Amherst has 34 residence halls and 62 resident counselors, allowing for a 2000 person capacity. Every year, students can take part in the Lip Sync, performing skits and dances, in order to get first dorm room picks. The Valentine Dining Hall features food sourced from local farms, including the school’s own.

The Keefe Campus Center is one of the most popular buildings on campus. It plays host to the post office, game room, Amherst Student, movie theater, WAMH radio, a coffee house, student rooms, performing spaces, and several resource and group centers. Another well trafficked building is the Frost Library, named for Robert Frost, which contains over 1.5 million volumes and nearly 600,000 media materials. Museums on campus include the Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History, and the Mead Art Museum.

Students can choose to participate in over 100 student run organizations, including community engagement, publications, religion, cultural, politics, radio, and more. The Wildlife Sanctuary recently celebrated its 80th anniversary and features 500 acres of fields, wetlands, woods, rivers, pines, ponds, and more. It’s regularly used for research and recreation.

With plenty of hiking trails, fishing, and kayaking areas surrounding the campus, athletics are a big part of life at Amherst. Part of the New England Small College Athletic Conference athletic conference, the school has 597 athletes with Football, Lacrosse, and Basketball being the most popular varsity sports. Amherst features playing fields, a fitness center, pool, courts, and an ice rink.

Located in the heart of Amherst itself, students are invited to leave the campus to either explore the wilderness or experience the life of the city. The town offers plenty of delicious restaurants, coffee shops, concert halls, and outdoor activities.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Appleton, Chapman, Charles Drew House, Charles Pratt, Cohan, Ford Hall (Greenway A), Garman, Greenway C, Hall A (Taplin), Hitchcock, Humphries, James, Jenkins, King, Lee Hall/Greenway B, Lincoln House, Lipton (Hamilton), Marsh, MayoSmith, Moore, Morris Pratt, Morrow, Newport, Nichols Biondi (Greenway D), North, Plimpton, Porter, Rice House, Seelye, Seligman, South, Stearns, Tyler, Valentine, Wieland, Williston

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Basketball - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Baseball - New England Small College Athletic Conference
    Cross Country/Track - New England Small College Athletic Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2024

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 30
Basketball 17 12
Cross Country 22 14
Field Hockey 23
Football 84
Golf 9 10
Ice Hockey 30 20
Lacrosse 38 33
Soccer 32 31
Softball 13
Squash 19 15
Swimming and Diving (combined) 24 27
Tennis 10 14
Track and Field (Indoor) 55 43
Track and Field (Outdoor) 56 43
Volleyball 18
Data from 2021
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 340
Female Athletes 257


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$104,641 (10.1)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$112,079 (9.1)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

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