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Amherst College

Considered a premier liberal arts college, Amherst enrolls roughly 1,850 students from nearly every state and over 50 foreign countries. With an emphasis on small classes, close contact with faculty and extensive undergraduate research opportunities, the college’s open curriculum offers students unusual freedom to design an individualized academic program of study across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, combining broad, interdisciplinary education with in-depth knowledge in the major field. We ensure that students develop strong critical thinking and problem solving skills which are highly sought after by the top employers and graduate programs. Through the college’s membership in the Five College Consortium, Amherst students may also take courses at Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Website:

www.amherst.edu

Category:

Private not offering Doctorate

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

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Why you should attend?

Amherst College participates in the Department of Veteran's Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program and, for qualifying students, does not cap Yellow Ribbon spaces nor do we cap the maximum school contribution per student regardless of major. As such, Amherst College is tuition-free for all eligible students. Amherst College also encourages all military-connected students to apply for the college's generous need-based, no-loan financial aid which supports Amherst's commitment to diversity across national, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic dimensions. As a result of Amherst's institutional financial aid, many of our student veterans and service members are able to afford an Amherst education without the use of Department of Veteran's Affairs educational benefits.