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Amherst College
Amherst, MA
LOCATION AND SETTING
Amherst Population 34,874
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Environment Large town
Campus Size 1,020 acres
Weather
Temperature 21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain 127 rainy days per year
 
Getting Around
Campus Map Map
Nearest Airport 90 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station 1 mile(s) from campus in Amherst
Nearest Train Station 1 mile(s) from campus in Amherst
HOUSING
College Housing College offers housing to students
Types of Housing Coed dorms, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Housing Requirements Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting 2%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available
SECURITY
24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices Available
24-Hour Security Patrols Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances Available
PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Health Service Offered
Personal Counseling Offered
Child Care Not offered
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SPORTS AND RECREATION
Intercollegiate Athletics
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot  
School Colors  
Intercollegiate Sports Offered
Sport WOMEN MEN
Offered Scholarships Given Offered Scholarships Given
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
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SPORTS AND RECREATION - continued
Club Sports
Women's Club Sports cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, water polo, wrestling
Men's Club Sports crew, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling
Recreational Sports
Intramural Sports badminton, basketball, golf, ice hockey, rock climbing, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Activities and Organizations choral groups, concert band, dance, drama theatre, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, music theatre, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
Sororities  
Fraternities  
ROTC Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus