Amherst, MA Colleges

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Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the largest community in Hampshire County (although the county seat is Northampton). The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. Amherst consistently ranks as one of the most progressively liberal regions of the United States, due in large part to five colleges within the area. The Amherst-Northampton region is known as the Happy Valley due to the art and music communities, progressive ideas, prestigious colleges, and large student population.[citation needed] Unlike some other towns of the same name, the name of the town is pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), giving rise to the local saying, "only the 'h' is silent", in reference both to the pronunciation and to the town's politically active populace.

The communities of Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst are census-designated places.

Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lying 18 miles (28.9 km) northeast of the city of Springfield, Amherst is considered the northernmost town in the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor Metropolitan Region.

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Schools in and around Amherst, MA

Name
Amherst College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,170 average out-state tuition; $42,170 average in-state tuition
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Four or more years; Public; $9,937 average out-state tuition; $1,714 average in-state tuition
Hampshire College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,900 average out-state tuition; $41,900 average in-state tuition
Brio Academy of Cosmetology-Northampton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Smith College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,800 average out-state tuition; $39,800 average in-state tuition
Mount Holyoke College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,270 average out-state tuition; $41,270 average in-state tuition
Conway School of Landscape Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition

Amherst, MA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
A.L. Brown Scholarship Up to $7,000 January 31, 2017
Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Massachusetts Public Service Grant 100% of tuition May 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Big Y Foods Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 17, 2017