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 1820 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 Ath Conf athletic conference, the school has 587 athletes with Football, Basketball, Lacrosse 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
Yes

Residence hall capacity
1,820

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

Must all students live on campus?
No

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
21
Residence halls on campus:
Appleton, Chapman, Charles Drew House, Charles Pratt, Cohan, Coolidge, Crossett, Garman, Greenway, Hamilton (Lipton), Hitchcock, Humphries, James, Jenkins, King, Leland, Lincoln House, Marsh, MayoSmith, Moore, Morris Pratt, Morrow, Newport, North, Plimpton, Pond, Porter, Rice House, Seelye, Seligman, South, Stearns, Stone, Taplin, Tyler, Valentine, Wieland, Williston

Sports Programs & Athletics

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

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2019

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 98 105
Baseball 31
Basketball 19 14
Field Hockey 23
Football 76
Golf 15 9
Ice Hockey 24 24
Lacrosse 47 28
Soccer 29 26
Softball 16
Squash 13 13
Swimming and Diving 25 29
Tennis 17 18
Volleyball 15
Data from 2016-2017
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football

 

 

Athletic Summary
Total # athletes
587

 

Male Athletes 394
Female Athletes 320

 

Total sports revenue
$6,916,321

Total sports expenses
$6,785,477

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$86,589 (10.8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$106,095 (8.2)


Campus Services and Programs

Services
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
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?
No

 

Other
% of students with registered disabilities
22%


Nearby Restaurants

Fresh Side

Miles From Campus: 0.21

Oriental Flavor

Miles From Campus: 0.21

The Black Sheep Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.21

The Lone Wolf

Miles From Campus: 0.21

Osteria Vespa

Miles From Campus: 0.23

Insomnia Cookies

Miles From Campus: 0.23

Pasta E Basta

Miles From Campus: 0.24

Bueno Y Sano

Miles From Campus: 0.24

Formosa Chinese Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.24

Crazy Noodles

Miles From Campus: 0.24

Amherst Coffee

Miles From Campus: 0.25

LimeRed Teahouse

Miles From Campus: 0.25

Glazed Doughnut Shop

Miles From Campus: 0.25

Momo Tibetan Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.25

Johnny's Tavern

Miles From Campus: 0.26

Antonio's

Miles From Campus: 0.26

Balance Amherst

Miles From Campus: 0.26

Kaiju

Miles From Campus: 0.27

Judie's

Miles From Campus: 0.28

The Taste Thai Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.28

Bistro 63

Miles From Campus: 0.3

Pita Pockets - Amherst

Miles From Campus: 0.33

Miss Saigon

Miles From Campus: 0.34

The Halal Cart

Miles From Campus: 0.4

Henion Bakery

Miles From Campus: 0.41

Lili's Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.42

Wheelhouse

Miles From Campus: 0.42

Hangar Pub & Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.73

Sunset Grill and Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.74

Mom's House Convenience Store

Miles From Campus: 0.8

Ginger Garden

Miles From Campus: 0.87

Wings Over Amherst

Miles From Campus: 0.9

The Blue Wall

Miles From Campus: 1.4

KKulJaem Korean Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 1.87

El Comalito

Miles From Campus: 2.21

Mission Cantina

Miles From Campus: 2.26

House of Teriyaki

Miles From Campus: 2.63

Jake's at The Mill

Miles From Campus: 3.03

Atkins Farms

Miles From Campus: 3.72
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Nearby Social Spots

30 Boltwood

Miles From Campus: 0.14

Laughing Dog Bicycles

Miles From Campus: 0.18

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Miles From Campus: 0.22

Amherst Cinema

Miles From Campus: 0.25

Lit Restaurant & Lounge

Miles From Campus: 0.27

High Horse

Miles From Campus: 0.27

Monkey Bar & Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.3

Stackers Pub

Miles From Campus: 0.3

Starbucks

Miles From Campus: 0.3

Amherst Ice Cream

Miles From Campus: 0.33

Yoga Center Amherst

Miles From Campus: 0.34

Emily Dickinson Museum

Miles From Campus: 0.35

Share Amherst

Miles From Campus: 0.42

The Pub

Miles From Campus: 0.49

The Spoke

Miles From Campus: 0.54

Rafters

Miles From Campus: 0.77

Hampshire Bicycle Exchange

Miles From Campus: 0.78

Spirit Haus

Miles From Campus: 0.83

The Aerobics and Fitness Studio

Miles From Campus: 0.97

UMass Recreation Center

Miles From Campus: 1.31

Mullins Center

Miles From Campus: 1.37

Amherst Farm Winery

Miles From Campus: 1.92

Hot Table

Miles From Campus: 2

The Moan & Dove

Miles From Campus: 2.19

Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

Miles From Campus: 2.23

Cushman Market and Cafe

Miles From Campus: 2.82

Puffer's Pond

Miles From Campus: 3.01

The Harp Irish Pub

Miles From Campus: 3.07

Wildwood Barbeque

Miles From Campus: 3.27

The Quarters

Miles From Campus: 4.2

Esselon Coffee Roasting

Miles From Campus: 4.58
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