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Amherst College Academics

Amherst Academic Statistics

Academics
grade A+
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Full-Time Retention Rate
97%
Part-Time Retention Rate
No data available  
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$3,183
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    No
  • Teacher Certification
    Yes
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    69%
  • 20-39
    26%
  • 40-99
    5%
  • 100+
    1%
100%
of students say they attend class. 10 responses

Amherst Professors

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Female Professors
49%
Male Professors
51%
Average Professor Salary
$153,012
Poll
60%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions. 10 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    6%
  • Asian American
    10%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    7%
  • Multiracial
    3%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    6%
  • White
    62%

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What Students Say About Professors

Poll
91%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach. 34 responses
Poll
88%
of students say professors care about their students' success. 34 responses
Poll
85%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand. 34 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed. 34 responses

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