|Motto:||Terras irradient (Latin)|
|Motto in English:||Let them give light to the world|
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|Location:||Amherst, MA, USA|
|Colors:||Purple and white|
|Nickname:||The Singing College, The Fairest College, Lord Jeffs, Jeffs|
|Mascot:||Lord Jeffrey Amherst|
Amherst College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Anthony W Marx (born 1959 is the current president of Amherst College, in Amherst Massachusetts. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of Higher education in the United States. Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Founded in 1821, it is the third oldest college in Massachusetts, and has been coeducational since 1975. The following is a list of Colleges and universities in the U Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities
Founded in 1821, Amherst College developed out of the secondary school Amherst Academy. The college was originally suggested as a successor to Williams College, which was struggling to stay open. Williams College is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Although Williams remained open, Amherst was formed, and diverged from its Williams roots into an individual institution.
In 1812, funds were raised in Amherst for a secondary school, Amherst Academy. The institution was named after the town, which in turn had been named after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, a veteran from the Seven Year's War and later commanding general of the British forces in North America. Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst 1st Baron Amherst of Montreal KB (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, or Jeffrey, he himself spelled his name as The Seven Years' War (1756&ndash1763 involved all of the major European powers of the period causing 900000 to 1400000 deaths On November 18, 1817, a project was adopted at the Academy to raise funds for the free instruction of "indigent young men of promising talents and hopeful piety, who shall manifest a desire to obtain a liberal education with a sole view to the Christian ministry. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull " This required a substantial investment from benefactors.
During the fundraising for the project, it became clear that without larger designs, it would be impossible to raise sufficient funds. This led the committee overseeing the project to conclude that a new institution should be created. On August 18, 1818, the Amherst Academy board of trustees accepted this conclusion and began building a new college. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 1818 ( MDCCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
According to Tyler:
As early as 1815, six years before the opening of Amherst College, the question of removing Wlliams College to some more central part of Massachusetts was agitated among its friends and in its board of trustees. At that time Williams College had two buildings and fifty-eight students, with two professors and two tutors. The library contained fourteen hundred volumes. The funds were reduced and the income fell short of the expenditures. Many of the friends and supporters of the college were fully persuaded that it could not be sustained in its present location. The chief ground of this persuasion was the extreme difficulty of the access to it. At the same meeting of the board of trustees at which Professor Moore was elected president of Williams College, May 2, 1815, Dr. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 1815 ( MDCCCXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Packard of Shelburne introduced the following motion: "That a committee of six persons be appointed to take into consideration the removal of the college to some other part of the Commonwealth, to make all necessary inquiries which have a bearing on the subject, and report at the next meeting. " The motion was adopted, and at the next meeting of the board in September, the committee reported that "a removal of Williams College from Williamstown is inexpedient at the present time, and under existing circumstances. " But the question of removal thus raised in the board of trustees and thus negatived only "at the present time and under existing circumstances," continued to be agitated. And at a meeting on the 10th of November, 1818, influenced more or less doubtless by the action of the Franklin County Association of Congregational Ministers, and the Convention of Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers in Amherst, the board of trustees resolved that it was expedient to remove the college on certain conditions. President Moore advocated the removal, and even expressed his purpose to resign the office of president unless it could be effected, inasmuch as when he accepted the presidency he had no idea that the college was to remain at Williamstown, but was authorized to expect that it would be removed to Hampshire County. Nine out of twelve of the trustees voted for the resolutions, which were as follows:
"Resolved, that it is expedient to remove Williams College to some more central part of the State whenever sufficient funds can be obtained to defray the necessary expenses incurred and the losses sustained by removal, and to secure the prosperity of the college, and when a fair prospect shall be presented of obtaining for the institution the united support and patronage of the friends of literature and religion in the western part of the Commonwealth, and when the General Court shall give their assent to the measure. "
In November, 1819, the trustees of Williams College voted to petition the Legislature for permission to remove the college to Northampton. To this application, Mr. Webster says, "the trustees of Amherst Academy made no opposition and took no measures to defeat it. " In February, 1820, the petition was laid before the Legislature. The committee from both houses, to whom it was referred, after a careful examination of the whole subject, reported that it was neither lawful nor expedient to remove the college, and the Legislature, taking the same view, rejected the petition. . . . Thus the long and exciting discussion touching the removal of Williams College and the location of a college in some more central town of old Hampshire County at length came to an end, and the contending parties now directed all their energies to building up the institutions of their choice. (William S. Tyler, A History of Amherst College (1895))
Moore, however, still believed that Williamstown was an unsuitable location for a college, and with the advent of Amherst College, was elected its first president on May 8, 1821. Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1821 ( MDCCCXXI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Amherst was founded as a non-sectarian institution "for the classical education of indigent young men of piety and talents for the Christian ministry. " (Tyler, History of Amherst College)
At its opening, Amherst had forty-seven students. Fifteen of these had followed Moore from Williams College. Those fifteen represented about one-third of the whole number at Amherst, and about one-fifth of the whole number in the three classes to which they belonged in Williams College. President Moore died on June 29, 1823, and was replaced with a Williams College trustee, Heman Humphrey. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1823 ( MDCCCXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
For two years in the mid-1830's, Amherst was the second largest college in the United States, second only to Yale. Yale College was the official name of Yale University from 1718 to 1887 In 1835, Amherst attempted to create a course of study parallel to the classical liberal arts education. This parallel course focused less on Greek and Latin, instead focusing on English, French, Spanish, chemistry, economics, etc. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of Literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The parallel course did not take hold, however, until the next century.
Williams alumni are fond of an apocryphal story ascribing the removal of books from the Williams College library to Amherst College, but there is no contemporaneous evidence to verify the story. In 1995, Williams president Harry C. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Payne declared the story false, but the legend is still nurtured by many.
Academic hoods in the United States are traditionally lined with the official colors of the school, in theory so watchers can tell where the hood wearer earned his or her degree. Amherst's hoods are purple (Williams' official color) with a white stripe or chevron, said to signify that Amherst was born of Williams.
Amherst has tied for first in the "academic reputation" category each year that U. Calvin Hastings Plimpton ( 7 October 1918, Boston Massachusetts – 30 January 2007, Westwood Massachusetts) was an American John William Ward (1922 - 1985 was a Professor of English and History at Princeton University from 1952 to 1964 and a Professor of History and American Studies at Amherst Julian Howard Gibbs (June 24 1924 - February 20 1983 was an American educator and the fifteenth President of Amherst College. Peter Pouncey is a British author and classicist. He was born in Tsingtao (now Qingdao China. Anthony W Marx (born 1959 is the current president of Amherst College, in Amherst Massachusetts. S. News & World Report has produced a survey, sharing that honor with rival Williams College. Williams College is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. According to current U.S. News and World Report rankings, Amherst College is the second best liberal arts college in the United States. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Amherst has been ranked the best liberal arts college in the country nine times since the inception of the U. S. News rankings, the most of any college on the list.
Amherst is ranked second overall according to the fifth annual report by the National Collegiate Scouting Association which ranks colleges based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength, and athletic prowess. 
Amherst is ranked ninth in the 2007 Washington Monthly rankings, which focus on key research outputs, the quality level and total dollar amount of scientific (natural and social sciences) grants won, number of graduates going on to earn Ph. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D D. degrees and certain types of public service.
According to The Princeton Review, Amherst ranks in the Top 20 among all colleges and universities in the nation as the Best Overall Academic Experience for Undergraduates, The Toughest to Get Into, Professors Get High Marks, Students Happy with Financial Aid, School Runs Like Butter, and Happiest Students. 
Admission to Amherst College is among the most competitive in the country. In 2008, Amherst College received about 7,700 applications and admitted 1,096 for an acceptance rate of 14. 2 percent, an all-time low.  For the class of 2011, the middle 50 percent of admitted students received an SAT score of 1360-1570 (Critical Reading and Math only) and about 90 percent of admitted students were in the top decile (10 percent) of their high school classes. 
Amherst offers 33 different areas of study and an unusually open curriculum. Students are not required to study a core curriculum or fulfill distribution requirements. Beyond courses for their majors and the First-Year Seminar, students are free to design their own curricula. First year students can take advanced courses and seniors can take introductory courses (such as beginning study of a foreign language).
During the first year, the only course requirement mandated by the registrar is one of the roughly twenty First-Year Seminars. Each class is limited to no more than 15 students. Although topics for the seminars vary, they share a common focus on critical analysis and development of argument in writing and speaking.
The other 31 courses (usually four per semester) that must be completed in order to graduate can be elected by the individual student. Faculty advisors guide students through the process. Each faculty advisor works with no more than five first-year students to ensure a course of study that has breadth and depth and is both integrated across disciplines and intellectually fulfilling. Faculty advising continues for the remainder of each student's undergraduate career.
However, students must adhere to departmental course requirements to complete their major, including satisfactory performance on comprehensive examinations in their major field. Thirty-five percent of Amherst students in the class of 2007 were double majors.  A small number triple major and many create, with faculty advice, an interdisciplinary major. Fifty percent write theses during their senior year. Those students who choose to write a senior thesis have additional faculty advisors whose areas of expertise mirror each thesis topic. Within five years of graduation, seventy-four percent of Amherst alumni attend graduate school.
Amherst places a high priority on meaningful interaction between students and their professors. Faculty are leading scholars and researchers in their fields, as well as effective teachers. The historic guiding principle is the Amherst dialogue between professor and student. Amherst classes are characterized by interchanges among students and faculty skilled at asking challenging and probing questions and offering alternative points of view. Professors are accessible and responsive to their students (both inside and outside the classroom) and build face-to-face, professor-to-student learning into the campus culture. To this end, professors serve as mentors and advisors, as well as teachers.
Traditionally, Amherst has made intensive writing for students a priority for all four years of study at all levels of instruction, throughout the curricula, and across disciplines. As a result, over the course of their undergraduate careers, students are expected to refine the form, logic, depth, and substance of their writing for a variety of audiences (in the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities). Amherst also has as priorities an emphasis on quantitative analysis across the disciplines and fostering global comprehension. The faculty always is striving to develop better and more innovative ways to teach and for students to learn, discover, and create. Professors find that their research often sheds new light on how they teach their classes.
Students are encouraged early to undertake independent or small group research or creative work, mentored by a faculty member, that results in an original scholarly work or other product. Professors also draw students into faculty research. In the sciences, students participate in sophisticated research, using state-of-art equipment and facilities. Students collaborate with professors and are listed regularly as co-authors on faculty articles. Students often present the findings of their work, whether self-directed or in collaboration with faculty, at regional or national conferences.
Amherst maintains a student-faculty ratio of 8:1 and has an average class size of fifteen students. The curriculum is remarkably diverse. Amherst offers 33 areas of study (with 850 courses) in the sciences, arts, humanities, mathematics and computer sciences, social sciences, foreign languages, classics, and several interdisciplinary fields (including premedical studies   ), plus the possibility of creating one's own unique interdisciplinary major.  A substantial number of faculty hold appointments in two departments, a traditional academic discipline and one of many interdisciplinary programs. Amherst pioneered the interdisciplinary fields of American Studies; Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought; and Neuroscience. American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. Neuroscience is a field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system The American Studies department at Amherst College is the oldest department in the United States. Amherst created the interdisciplinary study of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. In 1973, Amherst became the first institution to offer an undergraduate major in Neuroscience. Amherst helped pioneer many other interdisciplinary programs, including Asian languages and civilization. With such academic and professorial resourses, students and their advisors can tailor a program of study to a student's specific academic interests. As evidence of students' satisfaction with the effective teaching of Amherst professors, nearly seventy percent of alumni financially support Amherst annually through the Amherst annual fund (which supports financial aid, among other things).
Notable faculty members include, among others, modern literature and poetry critic William H. Pritchard, Beowulf translator Howell Chickering, Jewish and Latino studies scholar Ilan Stavans, physicist Arthur Zajonc, Pulitzer Prize-winning Khruschev biographer William Taubman, African art specialist Rowland Abiodun, Chemist David Hansen, Natural Law expert Hadley Arkes, Mathematician Daniel Velleman, and law and society expert Austin Sarat. Beowulf is an Old English Heroic epic poem of anonymous authorship dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican- American intellectual Essayist, Lexicographer The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 17 1894 – September 11 1971 served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 following William Taubman is an American Political scientist. His Biography of Nikita Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2004 Hadley P Arkes is a conservative political scientist and the Edward N Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts (See Notable alumni and faculty, below. )
Amherst's outstanding resources, accomplished faculty, and rigorous academic life allow the college to enroll students with an extraordinary range of talents, interests, and commitments. Students represent all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, fifty countries, a variety of tastes, sensibilities, and political ideologies, and a broad mix of socioeconomic, ethnic, national, racial, and religious backgrounds, thus ensuring a diversity of viewpoints -- essential to developing the ability to listen to and evaluate the positions of others. Students' varied experiences and backgrounds enrich discussion, debate, conjecture, broaden learning, and make life at Amherst more interesting. Ninety-seven percent of students live on campus. Ninety-seven percent of Amherst freshmen return for their sophomore year; ninety-six percent graduate, among the highest retention and graduation rates in the country.
Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges consortium, which allows its students to attend classes at four other Pioneer Valley institutions. The Five Colleges comprises four liberal arts colleges and one University in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley is a region consisting of the three counties that the Connecticut River passes through in Western Massachusetts, and especially those towns These include Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts women's college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton Massachusetts. Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. The University of Massachusetts (officially nicknamed UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to the 850 courses available on campus, Amherst students have an additional 6,000 classes to consider through the Consortium (without paying additional tuition) and access to 8 million library volumes. The Five Colleges are geographically close to one another and are linked by buses which run between the campuses. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority ( PVTA) oversees and coordinates public transportation in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The Five Colleges share resources and develop common programs, including the Museums10 program. Museums10 is a consortium of Museums in Western Massachusetts and includes museums in which are part of the Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield. The Consortium has two joint academic departments, Astronomy and Dance. The Dance department is one of the largest in the nation. The Astronomy department is internationally renowned. (See Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory) The Pioneer Valley schools' proximity to Amherst adds to its rich extracurricular and social life. The Five College Radio Astronomical Observatory ( FCRAO) was founded in 1969 by the Five College Astronomy Department ( University of Massachusetts
Among other common programs developed by the Consortium, Amherst students can take classes in The Five College Coastal & Marine Sciences Program. The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to undergraduate students in the Five Colleges. Through active affiliations with some of the nation's premier centers for marine study, students engage in hands-on research to compliment course work. Faculty from the natural and social sciences teach courses in the program. The disciplines represented include biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, geology, physics, wildlife management, and zoology in the sciences, and economics, government, and public policy in the social sciences. Many students in the program go on to advanced study or professional work in various areas of marine science.
Among the resources on the 1,000 acre campus at Amherst College are more than 100 academic and residential buildings, athletic fields and facilities, a wildlife sanctuary, a forest for the study of ecology, and trails and areas for walking and cycling. Notable resources include the Mead Art Museum (with over 16,000 works); the Amherst Center for Russian Culture; four libraries (the main Robert Frost Library -- having one million plus volumes, nearly 400,000 media materials, extensive Archives and Special Collections, and a media center and language lab, as well as separate libraries dedicated to science, math, and music); the Amherst College Museum of Natural History (including the Hitchcock Ichnological Cabinet); the Basset Planetarium; the Wilder Observatory; state-of-the-art science facilities (including the Merrill Science Center and the 50,000 square foot McGuire Life Sciences Building); the Quantitative Skills Center; the Writing Center; the Career Center; well-equipped art studios; ample rehearsal and performance facilities for music, theater, and dance (including the Amherst College Arms Music Center, the Kirby Memorial Theater, and the Holden Experimental Theater); the Center for Creative Writing; the Center for Community Engagement; and a student run radio station (WAMH 89. Mead Art Museum is an art museum associated with Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts and is a member of Museums10. The Amherst Center for Russian Culture was created by Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts after the gift of a major collection of Russian books manuscripts An archive refers to a collection of historical records and also refers to the location in which these records are kept In Library science, special collections (often abbreviated to Spec Amherst College Museum of Natural History is a museum of Geology and natural history associated with and on the campus of Amherst College in The Hitchcock Ichnological Cabinet is a remarkable collection of fossil footmarks assembled between 1836-1865 by Edward Hitchcock (1793–1864 noted American Geologist See also List of observatories WAMH (893 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Alternative rock format 3 FM). Nearly every academic building and all residential buildings have been renovated or constructed in the past three years.
Internet access is available in all student residences (one connection for each student in every room), and wireless access is available almost everywhere on campus. There are thirty-seven residence buildings, nine theme houses, and two language houses (supporting four languages). Just off campus, Amherst is caretaker and owner of the Emily Dickinson Museum in downtown Amherst, in addition to about half of the poet's manuscripts. The Emily Dickinson Museum is a Historic house museum consisting of two houses the Dickinson Homestead (also known as Emily Dickinson Home or Amherst maintains a relationship with Doshisha University in Japan, which was founded by Amherst alumnus Joseph Hardy Neesima. or is a Private university in Kyoto, Japan. It has 24000 students on three campuses in faculties of Theology, letters Law, commerce For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. was a Japanese Educator of the Meiji era, the founder of Doshisha University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. In accordance with the will of Amherst alumnus Henry Clay Folger, Amherst College is charged with the governance of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. Henry Clay Folger (1857-1930 was president and later chairman of Standard Oil of New York, a collector of Shakespeareana, and founder of the Folger Shakespeare The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research Library on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. C. ; Amherst maintains a close relationship with the Folger.
Students can pursue nearly any interest through more than one hundred autonomous, student-led organizations funded by the student government, including a variety of student groups, cultural and religious groups, publications, fine and performing arts and political advocacy and service groups. In that there is approximately one group for every 16 students at Amherst, leadership opportunities abound. Numerous forms of community service exist at Amherst, and community service (locally - through the Center for Community Engagement, nationally, and internationally) is a priority at Amherst and for President Anthony Marx (who helped start a secondary school for black students in apartheid South Africa). Anthony W Marx (born 1959 is the current president of Amherst College, in Amherst Massachusetts.
Forty-two percent of Amherst students, usually juniors, study abroad and can select from more than 260 study-abroad programs in countries including Argentina, Egypt, England, France, India, New Zealand, Spain, and Senegal, as well as Japan where Amherst maintains a special relationship with Doshisha University, founded in 1875 by an Amherst alumnus. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Senegal (le Sénégal officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country south of the Sénégal River in western Africa. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. or is a Private university in Kyoto, Japan. It has 24000 students on three campuses in faculties of Theology, letters Law, commerce
Off-campus, Amherst students have the opportunity to study at a number of institutions, from the National Theater Institute in Connecticut to Amherst's own Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research Library on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. C. The Twelve College Exchange program, of which Amherst is a member, has special exchange arrangements with Bowdoin, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton and Williams Colleges and Wesleyan University for programs not available in the Five College area.
Amherst's relationship with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research Library on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. C. offers various opportunities for students and faculty to study and learn and engage in cultural and arts programs. The Folger, a primary repository of rare materials from the modern period (1500-1750), holds the world's largest collection of the printed works of William Shakespeare, as well as collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts. William Shakespeare ( baptised The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning "rebirth" Italian: Rinascimento, from re- "again" and nascere The Folger is an internationally recognized research library and center for scholarship and learning. The Folger is also an innovator in the preservation of rare materials and an award winning producer of cultural and arts programs, including theater, early music concerts (performed by the Folger Consort), poetry, exhibits, lectures, and family programs. Each year, more than 200,000 visitors attend events and exhibitions at the Folger. Millions visit its website (www. folger. edu), which includes event listings, virtual exhibitions, access to an on-line catalog of the collection, and teaching plans for educators. The Folger produces its own scholarly journal, "Shakespeare Quarterly," and the Library continues to publish the Folger Library Shakespeare editions, which outsell all other editions of the bard's plays.
The Amherst Tom Gerety Fellowships for Action and the Winternship program allow more than 100 students to receive funding from the college each year to do public service work around the country and the world. Students also can select internships beginning as early as the first year, opting from among 15,000 opportunities nationwide through the Liberal Arts Center Network, as well as the "Amherst 100" internships that are sponsored by alumni.
In the spring 2008, the College's Center for Community Engagement launched the Active Citizen Summer Program. This opportunity allows rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to participate in a summer internship with a local, national, or international not-for-profit organization while receiving housing, food, and transportation funding, as well as a modest salary paid by the Center for Community Engagement.
Amherst students and alumni have also received external scholarships including Fulbright scholarships, Goldwater scholarships, Rhodes scholarships and Watson fellowships. The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars educators graduate The Barry M Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of former US Senator and 1964 Rhodes Scholarship Rhodes scholar redirects here Rhodes Scholar redirects here Rhodes scholars The Thomas J Watson Fellowship is a grant that enables graduating seniors to pursue a year of independent study outside the United States
In July 2007, Amherst announced that scholarships will replace loans (both from the college and federal loans) in all financial aid packages beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Amherst had already been the first school to eliminate loans for low-income students, and with this announcement it joined Princeton University and Davidson College as the only colleges to completely eliminate loans from financial aid considerations. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1700 students in Davidson, North Carolina, in the United States.
Although Amherst has always been a rigorous liberal arts college, Amherst's athletic program (founded in 1860) is the oldest in the nation.  One-third of the student body participates in sports at the intercollegiate level, and eighty percent participate in intramural and club sports teams.  The school's twenty-seven intercollegiate sports teams are known as the Lord Jeffs; women's teams are sometimes referred to as "Lady Jeffs", though the official title covers all teams.
The school participates in the NCAA's Division III, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which includes Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan, and Williams College. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. The Eastern College Athletic Conference ( ECAC) is a College athletic conference comprising schools that compete in 35 men's and women's sports Members The league currently has 11 full members Conference championships The NESCAC holds conference championships in Fall season Men and Bates College is a private liberal arts college located in Lewiston Maine, in the United States. Bowdoin College, founded in 1794 is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Colby College, founded in 1813, is an American private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville Maine. Connecticut College is a selective coeducational private liberal arts college located in New London Connecticut. Hamilton College is a private independent liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, United States. Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford Connecticut. This article concerns Wesleyan Williams College is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Amherst is also one of the "Little Three," along with Williams and Wesleyan. The "Little Three" is an unofficial athletic conference of three elite Liberal arts colleges in New England. This rivalry, over one hundred years old, can be considered the oldest athletic conference in the nation. A Little Three champion is informally recognized by most teams based on the head-to-head records of the three schools, but three-way competitions are held in some of the sports.
Amherst has placed in the top ten of the NACDA Director's Cup in the NCAA Division III in seven of the last ten years, including second in 2007 and 2008. The 2007 "National Collegiate Scouting Association's Collegiate Power Ranking" ranked Amherst College second "overall", ahead of Duke, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Notre Dame, Stanford, Northwestern, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and MIT.
The College has a number of successful and well-attended club athletic teams, including Rugby union (M), Rugby (W), Water Polo, Ultimate teams, Equestrian Team, Mountain Biking, Crew (M), Crew (W), Fencing, Sailing, and Skiing. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Water polo is a team water sport A team consists of six field players and one Goalkeeper. Ultimate (often called Ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact Team sport played with a 175 gram Flying For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes A crew comprises a body or a class of people who work at a common activity generally in a structured or hierarchical organization Fencing is the art of armed Combat involving Cutting, Stabbing, or slapping bludgeoning Weapons directly manipulated by hand Sailing is the art of controlling a Sailing vessel. By changing the Rigging, Rudder and dagger or centre board a Sailor manages the force Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment (Intramural sports include soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, volleyball, and softball. )
The sport of Ultimate Frisbee was started at Amherst College in the late 1960s by Jared Kass '69. Ultimate (often called Ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact Team sport played with a 175 gram Flying 
Nicknamed "the singing college," Amherst has many a capella and singing groups, some of them affiliated with the college music department, including the Concert Choir, the Madrigal Singers, the Women's Chorus, and the Glee Club, which is the oldest singing group on the campus. Some of the a capella groups are the Zumbyes, the Bluestockings, Route 9, the Sabrinas, the DQ, and Terras Irradient ( the co-ed christian acapella group. ). Amherst's symphony orchestra with more than 70 members and no hired professional musicians is the only one of its size among national liberal arts colleges. A variety of other instrumental groups also rehearse and perform regularly and include: Javanese gamelan, chamber music, South Indian, and jazz. The Amherst College Arms Music Center has 25 listening and practice rooms (thirteen of which are equipped with pianos), an electronic and recording music studio, separate rehearsal space for instrumental and vocal groups, classrooms, a library, and a 500-seat recital hall that serves during the year as a performance venue for students and visiting artists.
Although a small college, Amherst has many accomplished alumni, including Nobel, Crafoord Prize and Lasker Award laureates, MacArthur Fellowship and Pulitzer Prize winners, National Medal of Science and National Book Award recipients, and Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award winners; a U.S. President, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, three Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U. This is a list of some notable people affiliated with Amherst College. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature The annual Crafoord Prize is a science prize established in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, a Swedish industrialist and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord The Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards have been awarded annually since 1946 to living persons who have made major contributions to Medical science. The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes Nicknamed the "genius grant") is an award given by the John D The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in Science and Engineering who have made important The National Book Awards are among the most eminent literary prizes in the United States. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the U The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. S. Poet Laureate, legal architect of Brown v Board of Education, and inventor of the blood bank; leaders in science, religion, politics, the Peace Corps, medicine, law, education, communications, and business; as well as acclaimed actors, architects, artists, astronauts, engineers, human rights activists, inventors, musicians, philanthropists, and writers. The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35000 a year Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954 was a Landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier A blood bank is a cache or bank of Blood or blood components, gathered as a result of Blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in Blood transfusions
There are approximately 20,000 living alumni, of which 70 percent of make a gift to Amherst each year— the highest alumni participation rate of any college in the country.