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Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Amherst says, 'Amherst's liberal studies curriculum is based on a concept of education as a process or activity rather than a form of production. The curriculum provides a structure within which each student may confront the meaning of his or her education, and does it without imposing a particular course or subject on all students. Students are encouraged to continue to seek diversity and attempt integration through their course selection and to discuss this with their advisors.' [Source]

Website: http://www.amherst.edu/

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1,855
Undergraduate
Enrollment
85%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$56,426
Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

NO


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A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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Curriculum last evaluated: 8/4/2017

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.