Amherst college logo rug for locker room.
Amherst coaches asked us to build a college logo rug for their locker room. They sent us their logo and we created a few layout ideas. And they chose this one above.
Amherst College Background
For almost two centuries, Amherst has been educating a talented, diverse student body. Amherst’s historical “firsts” include the world’s first intercollegiate baseball game, the country’s first collegiate athletics program and the nation’s first undergraduate neuroscience program. The first (and so far only) Amherst graduate to serve as president of the United States was Calvin Coolidge, Class of 1895.
Amherst is a highly rated private college located in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,836 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Amherst acceptance rate is 13%. Popular majors include Economics, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Mathematics.
Amherst’s most prominent building, Johnson Chapel, a robust Greek Revival edifice built in 1827 and renovated in the 1930s by New York architects McKim, Mead & White. Powerfully austere on the outside, the building contains classrooms, faculty offices and, on its highest floors, an elegant chapel where stylized ears of corn grace column capitals — a reference to the agricultural bounty of the valley around Amherst.
Housing on this picturesque campus is guaranteed for all four years. Students can participate in over 150 clubs but there is no Greek life. The college has a wildlife sanctuary on campus, and students go to the Book Tree to place poems and love letters inside. The school recently received a $22 million donation for the Emily Dickinson Museum, located on campus. Notable alumni include President Calvin Coolidge, Prince of Monaco Albert II and writers David Foster Wallace and Dan.
The eastern portion of Amherst’s campus has been transformed by the addition of a 230,000-square-foot science center, which opened in the fall of 2018; four new residence halls; and an expansive greenway for recreation and relaxation running the full length of that landscape.