Edward Whitman Chapin Hall at Amherst College.

Amherst College

#59, overall score 56.33/100

Fun Fact:

In addition to a diploma, each Amherst graduate receives a cane, to symbolize the way that the college will support graduates throughout their lives.

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish Studies major: None
  • Israel Studies major: None

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $52,476
  • Room & board costs: $13,710
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $51,512

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Amherst, Mass.
  • Region: New England
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,795
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 225
  • Jewish population share: 13%
  • Student origin: 13% in-state / 87% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Mammoths
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Army of Darkness, Sparkle Motion

ISRAEL Score: 10.67/20

  • Score: 10.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 11
  • Israel-related clubs: 0
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12.33/40

  • Score: 12.33/40
  • Hillel: Amherst College Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at the Four Colleges
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Joseph Stiglitz
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