An Amherst education is personal, dynamic and rigorous. Our professors are among the foremost authorities in their fields. They work with students every day, in and out of class, as teachers, advisers and mentors.
At Amherst we encourage you to look at the world from new perspectives. Check the list to see if you’ve got what it takes.
Amherst students can choose among more than 6,000 courses for credit at four nearby schools: Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Our low student : faculty ratio supports a personalized learning experience in which students and faculty work closely together.
49 hires of tenured or tenure-track faculty members since 2010, most to replace retiring faculty, have brought outstanding new teacher-scholars to campus.
74 faculty members have taught at Amherst for 20-plus years, bringing extensive experience to the classroom and shaping their disciplines.