College News and Fun Facts: Amherst College

For almost two centuries, Amherst has been educating a talented, diverse student body. Amherst’s historical “firsts” include the world’s first intercollegiate baseball game, the country’s first collegiate athletics program and the nation’s first undergraduate neuroscience program. The first (and so far only) Amherst graduate to serve as president of the United States was Calvin Coolidge, Class of 1895.

  • Color: Purple and White
  • Mascot: Haven’t decided yet.
  • Admit Rate: 12.8% (Class of 2022). Read more