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
Joshua Hyman, associate professor of economics, was selected to present his research paper, “College Counseling in the Classroom: Randomized Evaluation of a Teacher-Based Approach to College Advising,” at a prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research conference on Nov. 30.
Cailin Plunkett ’23 has received the American Physical Society’s prestigious 2023 LeRoy Apker Award, which each year recognizes just two undergraduate students from across the U.S. for their outstanding achievements in physics–in Plunkett’s case, for her undergraduate thesis work on still-forming planets.