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9. Amherst College

Endowment per student: $794,579
Endowment: $1.39 billion
Total enrollment: 1,744

Highly ranked scholastically, Amherst College in Massachusetts is also a standout in per capital endowment. Although the school maintains rivalries with the likes of Williams College and Wesleyan University, the financial standing of Amherst pushes it past its historical rivals.

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