Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1821, Amherst College prepares students to use ideas to make a difference in the world. Today, its student body is among the most diverse. Amherst has a total of 34 residence halls, seven of which are strictly for first year students. The library is named for long-time faculty member, poet Robert Frost, and the college also owns the Dickinson Homestead, operated as a museum about the life and history of poet Emily Dickinson. Amherst is a member of the Five Colleges, a consortium with nearby Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students may take courses at any of the colleges, and the schools’ proximity adds to Amherst’s rich social and extracurricular life.
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