A liberal-arts education develops an individual’s potential for understanding possibilities, perceiving consequences, creating novel connections and making life-altering choices. It fosters innovative and critical thinking as well as strong writing and speaking skills. We prepare students for many possible careers, meaningful lives and service to society.
Percentage of Amherst alumni who report that they have attended graduate or professional school
Percentage of Amherst courses that have fewer than 30 students
Professor Yael Rice has published her first book, The Brush of Insight: Artists and Agency at the Mughal.
In a significant development in his field, physics professor David Hall ’91 created in his campus lab an example of a long-theorized object called an “Alice ring” vortex in an ultracold gas of atoms.