Amherst College

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Amherst College
Amherst College College Row.jpg
MottoTerras Irradient (Latin)
Motto in English
Let them enlighten the lands[1]
TypePrivate
Established1821; 200 years ago (1821)
AffiliationFive College Consortium
Annapolis Group
NEASC
AICUM
568 Group
NAICU
Endowment$2.57 billion (2020)[2]
PresidentCarolyn Martin
Academic staff
300 (Fall 2018)[3]
Undergraduates1,855 (Fall 2018)[3]
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural
1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
ColorsPurple and white[4]
   
AthleticsNCAA Division IIINESCAC
MascotMammoths
Websitewww.amherst.edu
Amherst College logo.svg

Amherst College (/ˈæmərst/ (About this soundlisten)[5] AM-ərst) is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College.

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  1. "Terras Irradient". Amherst College. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  2. As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Common Data Set 2018" (PDF). Amherst College. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 3, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  4. "Colors | Visual Identity Toolkit". Amherst College. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  5. "Amherst". Dictionary.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.