The famous Amherst College, situated in the state of Massachusetts, is one of the best places to study liberal arts in the whole of United States. This college, which started way back in 1821, was a men’s only institution, but became co-educational quite recently, in 1975 to be precise. An online source says that more than 8000 students had applied for an admission in this notable institution, but just over a thousand students were finally accepted by the college. Such is the demand for an admission in this college. The American media company ‘U.S News & World Report’ had mentioned ‘Amherst College’ as the best institution in the United States on ten occasions. The college has also made waves over the years for its notable alumni, some of whom are famous worldwide for their outstanding accomplishments. The most notable of these was the legendary political leader Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. His journey from being a small time politician to the first man of the United States is simply remarkable. A few other eminent personalities who were once students at Amherst College are acclaimed writer Dan Brown, former American politician Harlan F Stone, Monarch Albert II, the Prince of Monaco and actor Rob Brown. Dan Brown is considered a gem of modern literature and has penned several bestsellers such as ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’. Both these books were adapted for celluloid and went on to become blockbusters. We have enlisted a few notable alumni who have made Amherst College proud with their remarkable achievements.
Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
(34th U.S. President)

14 October 1890

American

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
(President of the U.S.A)

04 July 1872

American

Dan BrownDan Brown

22 June 1964

American

Albert II, Prince of MonacoAlbert II, Prince of Monaco
(Monach of Monaco)

14 March 1958

French

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

American

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
(President of Kenya)

26 October 1961

Kenyan

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki
(Academic, Enviromental Activist)

24 March 1936

Canadian

Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
(Physician & Surgeon)

03 June 1904

American

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
(Former Prime Minister of Greece)

23 May 1951

Greek

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
(Physician)

18 December 1939

American

Francisco Flores PérezFrancisco Flores Pérez
(Salvadoran Politician)

17 October 1959

Salvadoran

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)

09 February 1943

American

Henry Way KendallHenry Way Kendall
(Physicist)

09 December 1926

American

Bruce Fairchild BartonBruce Fairchild Barton
(American author)

05 August 1886

American

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, University teacher)

21 February 1962

American

Drew PinskyDrew Pinsky
(Radio personality, Podcaster)

04 September 1958

American

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
(Economist, University teacher, Science writer, Non-fiction writer, Professor, Critic, Writer, Scientist)

09 February 1943

American

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(Officer)

31 March 1948

American

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(Sociologist, University teacher)

13 December 1902

American

Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone
(Lawyer, Judge, University teacher)

11 October 1872

American

Stephen Cole KleeneStephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)

05 January 1909

American

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)

09 December 1886

American

James MerrillJames Merrill
(Poet, Writer)

03 March 1926

American

Richard WilburRichard Wilbur
(Poet, Translator, Writer, University teacher)

01 March 1921

American

Edmund PhelpsEdmund Phelps
(Economist, University teacher)

26 July 1933

American

John DavisJohn Davis
(explorer)

30 September 1550

British

Richard Purdy WilburRichard Purdy Wilbur

01 March 1921

American