Amherst Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Amherst Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Amherst, Massachusetts

There are at least 3 colleges in Amherst, listed and described below. These schools represent 28,987 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 27,894 full-time students, and a reported 14,901 dorm rooms.

For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Amherst College, Hampshire College or University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Of Note For College Students

  • Amherst is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Amherst.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Amherst.

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Porter and Chester Institute

Chicopee, MA

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  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Engineering and Architecture
  • Degrees: Diploma

Salter College

Chicopee, MA

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Colleges in Amherst with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Amherst College
Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: economics, political science, English, psychology, history, French language, biology, neuroscience
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,683 students, 1,820 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,728 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 660-760. Math: 660-760. Writing: 660-760.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: film and photography, English, fine arts studies, area and Cultural studies, biological and biomedical sciences, music, sociology, anthropology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,431 students, 1,397 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,191 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 610-700. Math: 540-660. Writing: 590-700.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 01003

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, business management, education, communication studies, hospitality management, sports and fitness management, accounting, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 25,873 students, 24,677 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 11,982 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-620. Math: 540-640.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Chicopee Colleges 1 54,653 1,258 396
Conway Colleges 1 1,809 19  
Greenfield Colleges 1 18,168 2,236  
Holyoke Colleges 1 39,838 6,461  
Northampton Colleges 1 28,978 3,065 2,441
South Hadley Colleges 1 17,196 2,204 2,125

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