Established in 1821, Amherst College is a private college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is one of the colleges known as the Little Ivies, owing to their academic excellence, selectivity, elitism, similar to the Ivy Leagues. It is also one the Little Three colleges and belongs to the Five College consortium. It is a small college, with about 2000 students enrolled annually, in what is primarily a residential campus. Amherst offers courses that culminate in a bachelor’s degree. The college has a dynamic open curriculum, where students have the complete freedom to design their own curriculum, and choose their own papers. Amherst has the distinction of opening the first undergraduate neuroscience program. Student activities include the more than 140 student clubs & organisations, sports & athletics (the college claims to have the oldest athletics program in the country), as well as student run publications. One of the age old student traditions of the college include possession of the Sabrina Statue. Notable alumni include Dan Brown and Calvin Coolidge.