艾姆赫斯特学院, 马萨诸塞州, Amherst College, Massachusetts

艾姆赫斯特学院, 马萨诸塞州, Amherst College, Massachusetts


艾姆赫斯特学院—2013年福布斯(Forbes)排行榜第13名
艾姆赫斯特学院(Amherst College),昵称安城学院,始建于1821年, 历史上曾经的曾经是美国颇有名气的贵族男校,素有“小常青藤”之称,不过学院从1980年起开始招收女生。其964平方英亩的校园是由著名设计师Frederick Olmsted设计的,此人还设计过为人称道的纽约中央公园、斯坦福大学校园及新泽西州的樱花公园。 今天的艾姆赫斯特学院(Amherst College)现有约1600名学生,有800多门课程,在33个领域的学科里有颁发学士权。
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学院概况

学院特点

艾姆赫斯特学院(Amherst College)为全美国最富有的学校之一,每学年由18000名著名校友(其中包括诺贝尔奖提名者,普里策奖金获得者,美国最高法院法官,还有一位美国前总统)捐赠的总资金能够达到接近9亿美元.优良的资金后备保障了学院的正常运行和可持续发展. 虽然学院大多数的建筑都有过百年的历史,但是其现代化功能是美国其它很多学院望尘莫及的.而且学院为美国为数不多的仍保持"非按需供给"制度的学校,这个制度是说其在录取过程中不考虑学生的家庭收入和能否负担起高昂学费,学生一经录取,学校则根据家庭实际情况给与适当的学费减免,助学金,助学贷款,和勤工俭学等等来保证每一名来学院上学的学生不会为无法负担高昂的学费而辍学,以真正做到"一个都不能少"的结果. 根据2003年统计,此学院给外国学生发放全奖百分比为全美国之首,达到了82.7%。

学院以人为本,注重人才个性化的培养,并且很注重学生体系的综合性,每年从美国和世界各地招收大量的学生,今天的艾姆赫斯特学院有来自美国每个州和其他30多个国家的学生.由于学生教授比率非常的低,(12学生:1教授)学院平均课堂人数仅为19人,每名学生都可以获得教授的个人关注和因材施教。
艾姆赫斯特学院(Amherst College)的英语、历史、政治、心理和经济系都非常著名,在2004年的美国文科大学综合排名为全美国第一. “综合教育入门”课是每个学生的必修课,旨在让学生从不同领域学习传统正规的思考与研究方式。这里的学生可在“五学院联盟”(史密斯女子学院[Smith College], 蒙特荷约科女子学院(Mt. Holyoke College), Hampshire Colleges[汉普郡学院], 麻省州立大学艾姆赫斯特本部[University of Massachusett Amherst]以及艾姆赫斯特学院[Amherst College]) 中的其他4所学校自由选课。每届毕业生中有70%的学生进入其他美国高等研究生学院深造, 其学士证明在美国就业市场上也是一块不小的金字招牌。
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专业

美国文化学 American Studies, 考古与社会学 Archaeology and Sociology, 亚洲语言及文化学 Asian Languages and Civilizations, 天文学 Astronomy, 生物学 Biology, 美国黑人文化学 Black Studies, 化学 Chemistry, 传统经济学Classics, 经济学 Economics, 英语 English, 欧洲文化学 European Studies, 艺术 Fine Arts, 法语 French, 地理学Geology, 德语 German, 历史 History, 法学 Law, 数学/电脑学 Mathematics and Computer Science, 音乐 Music, 神经学Neuroscience, 哲学 Philosophy, 体育 Physical Education and Athletics, 物理学 Physics, 政治学 Political Science, 心理学 Psychology, 神学 Religion, 俄语 Russian, 西班牙语 Spanish, 剧场与舞蹈 Theater and Dance, 女性及性别学 Women’s and Gender Studies.

英文补充

Reputation

Amherst has tied for first in the “academic reputation" category among schools whose highest degree awarded is a bachelor’s degree each year that U.S. News & World Report has produced a survey, sharing that honor with rival Williams College. According to current U.S. News and World Report rankings, Amherst and Williams tied for the number one spot among all liberal arts colleges. Amherst has been ranked the number one liberal arts college in the country ten times since the inception of the U.S. News rankings.
Amherst is ranked second overall according to the fifth annual report by the National Collegiate Scouting Association which ranks colleges based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength, and athletic prowess.
Amherst ranked ninth in a 2004 Wall Street Journal survey of the “feeder schools" to the top fifteen business, law, and medical schools in the country.
Amherst is ranked ninth in the 2007 Washington Monthly rankings,which focus on key research outputs, the quality level and total dollar amount of scientific (natural and social sciences) grants won, number of graduates going on to earn Ph.D. degrees and certain types of public service.
According to The Princeton Review, Amherst ranks in the Top 20 among all colleges and universities in the nation as the Best Overall Academic Experience for Undergraduates, The Toughest to Get Into, Professors Get High Marks, Students Happy with Financial Aid, School Runs Like Butter, and Happiest Students.
Amherst also participates in the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) developed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
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Admission
Admission to Amherst College is among the most competitive in the country. In 2008, Amherst College received about 7,700 applications and admitted 1,096 for an acceptance rate of 14.2 percent, an all-time low.For the class of 2011, the middle 50 percent of admitted students received an SAT score of 1360-1570 (Critical Reading and Math only) and about 90 percent of admitted students were in the top decile (10 percent) of their high school classes.
Academic program
Amherst offers 33 different areas of study and an unusually open curriculum. Students are not required to study a core curriculum or fulfill distribution requirements. Beyond courses for their majors and the First-Year Seminar, students are free to design their own curricula. First year students can take advanced courses and seniors can take introductory courses (such as beginning study of a foreign language).
During the first year, the only course requirement mandated by the registrar is one of the roughly twenty First-Year Seminars. Each class is limited to no more than 15 students.Although topics for the seminars vary, they share a common focus on critical analysis and development of argument in writing and speaking.
The other 31 courses (usually four per semester) that must be completed in order to graduate can be elected by the individual student. Faculty advisors guide students through the process. Each faculty advisor works with no more than five first-year students to ensure a course of study that has breadth and depth and is both integrated across disciplines and intellectually fulfilling. Faculty advising continues for the remainder of each student’s undergraduate career.
However, students must adhere to departmental course requirements to complete their major, including satisfactory performance on comprehensive examinations in their major field. Thirty-five percent of Amherst students in the class of 2007 were double majors.A small number triple major and many create, with faculty advice, an interdisciplinary major. Fifty percent write theses during their senior year.[citation needed] Those students who choose to write a senior thesis have additional faculty advisors whose areas of expertise mirror each thesis topic. Within five years of graduation, seventy-four percent of Amherst alumni attend graduate school.
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大学排名

综合排名
2012福布斯美国大学排行榜(福布斯杂志发布) 第13名[2]
入选2012TPR美国大学排名最佳376所大学
0022012USNews美国大学排名 文理学院
0062012USNews最佳国家级教学排名 文理学院
0042011Forbes美国大学本科综合排名
0022011USNews美国大学文理学院排名
0112011USNews美国文理学院升学顾问口碑排名
0032011Forbes美国最佳大学
入选2011TPR美国最佳373所大学本科综合排名
0032010Forbes美国大学本科综合排名
专业排名
文理学院: 第 2 位
Princeton Review 2009年最佳366本科学院
Peterson’s 2009年最有竞争力440本科学院
U.S. News 2009同行评价(Peer Assessment): 4.7/5.0
Princeton Review 2009学术水平评价(Academic Rating):94/100

新生申请材料

录取因素
最重要因素 :特长 、个性品质 、课外活动 、推荐信 、申请散文 、高中课程难度 、SAT,TOEFL成绩 、次要因素 、志愿者工作 、校友关系 、班级排名 、其他因素 、工作经历 、民族 、居住地 、申请材料清单、表格、链接 、
是否接受Common Appliction: 是
是否可以在线申请: 是
申请材料清单
申请费*
TOEFL成绩(由ETS直接寄送)
学校报告(下载)
中期报告(下载)
学校报告国际学生补充表格
补充表格*
Common申请表格*(下载,在线)
SAT I及两门SAT II成绩(由College Board直接寄送)
中学成绩单(从初三开始)
2封老师评价(下载)
带*号的可在线提交

留学费用

基本费用
学费:$36,232/年
生活费:$9,420/年
其他费用:$6,302/年
总费用:$51,954/年
该数据为2007-2008年度费用,每年学校会有5%-10%的增长
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申请费
正常申请:$60
网上申请:$60经济资助
是否对国际学生提供经济资助: 是
提供经济资助的种类:根据需要发放的助学金– 是 ;根据优秀程度发放的奖学金— 否
助学金
是否需要提交专门的申请: 是
申请助学金是否会影响录取几率: 是
是否有最高额限制: 否
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