Established in 1821, Amherst College is one of the top liberal-arts institutions in the United States. Amherst grants Bachelor of Arts degrees in 37 programs of study, including Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. For extracurricular activities, students can choose from more than 100 student groups and organizations. The Black Student Union provides support for African and African-American students. The BSU hosts events such as Kwanzaa, Harlem Renaissance, CaribFest and SeOUL Food Night. Black students and students of all ethnicities are welcome in the Charles Drew Memorial Culture House, named for its most famous black alumnus. Students who choose to live in Drew House engage in intellectual debates, participate in community service events and experience cultural activities celebrating African-American accomplishments.
Location: Amherst, MA
Type of Institution: Four-year, private, liberal-arts college
Tuition and Fees (per semester, includes room and board)
• In-State/Out-of-State: $28,130
Size: 1,700+ students
Percentage of African-American Students: 12%
Percentage of Men: 51%
Percentage of Women: 49%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s
Colleges/Schools: Liberal Arts
Housing: On-campus housing provided
• African-American Greek: N/A
• Others: Black Student Union
Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Jeffrey Wright, Charles H. Houston, Charles Drew
City Life: Museums, Yankee Candle Village, art galleries, shopping, dining, outdoor festivals
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