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Amherst College Academics

Academic Statistics

Academics
A+
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Full-Time Retention Rate
98%
Part-Time Retention Rate
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$2,541
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

About the Professors

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Female Professors
48%
Male Professors
52%
Average Professor Salary
$149,328
Poll
60%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.10 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    3%
  • Asian American
    13%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    6%
  • White
    70%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
100%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.25 responses
Poll
100%
of students say professors care about their students' success.25 responses
Poll
96%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.25 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.25 responses
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