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[post_page_title]Amherst College[/post_page_title]
Amherst College led the way when it founded in 1821 as it allowed the entrance of all qualified students, regardless of religion and race – not at all a trivial policy in that day and age.

Amherst College

In fact, it was in 1826, only five years after the university was founded, that their first African American student graduated. Regardless, it wasn’t until 1962 that the college began to hire women as professors and even later in 1975 that it became a coeducational institution. It now has an acceptance rate of 14%.

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