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Amherst College
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Motto Terras Irradient (Latin)
Motto in English
Let them enlighten the lands
Type Private
Established 1821; 200 years ago (1821)
Affiliation Five College Consortium
Annapolis Group
568 Group
Endowment $2.57 billion (2020)
President Carolyn Martin
Academic staff
300 (Fall 2018)
Undergraduates 1,855 (Fall 2018)
Location , ,
United States
Campus Rural
1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
Colors Purple and white
Athletics NCAA Division III – NESCAC
Mascot Mammoths
Amherst College logo.svg

Amherst College ( 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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