Amherst CollegeAmherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. The college was founded in 1821, with Zephaniah Swift Moore, clergyman and former president of Williams College, as its first president. It is one of the Five Colleges; the others are Smith, Mt. Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The school's sports teams are known as the Lord Jeffs. The name is derived from Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commanding general of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War. The school participates in the NCAA's Division III, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.