Mid/small city university
Prince Albert II of Monaco, USA's former president Calvin Coolidge, economist and nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz
Consistently ranked as one of the top 3 liberal arts colleges in the US, Amherst College is considered a highly exclusive learning institution for bright students wishing to obtain an interdisciplinary undergraduate education. Student life is concentrated on-campus (where most students live for all or the majority of their time at the school), with acapella groups (it has been called ‘the singing college’) and athletics popular activities among students. Amherst makes up a third of the “Little Three” elite liberal arts colleges (together with Williams and Wesleyan), which compete against each other in athletics. In fact, sports is a big part of student life at the institution, and Amherst can pride itself if being possibly the most accomplished within the field among its competitors.