Boasting one of the most substantial financial aid programs in the United States, Amherst College is an academic institution that takes a great deal of pride in its commitment to liberal arts studies, small class sizes, and incredibly diverse student body. Founded in 1821 in Amherst, Massachusetts, the college began as a place of learning for people who might not otherwise have had access to an education. Home to the world’s first intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst has evolved over the past two centuries to embrace and encourage the changing needs of different generations of students. No. 14 in 2017’s Vault Rankings of the Best Undergraduate Schools, Amherst maintains a commitment to social responsibility, inclusivity, and diversity.
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