We search for exceptional students from across the country and around the world, including from places and populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our financial aid policies are among the most generous in the nation. In all we do, our efforts are guided by the principles expressed in our Mission Statement.

Virtual Visits Only, Please

In a typical year, we love having students and their families visit us on campus, but - as we know all too well - this is not a typical year. In an effort to keep our herd healthy, Amherst College continues to follow strict COVID protocols and the Amherst campus is closed to all but currently enrolled students and essential staff, so - unfortunately - it will not be possible for you to visit our campus in person this spring. That's disappointing for all of us, but we still want to get to know you, so so please check out our extensive opportunities for Virtual Visits. Admitted students are also encouraged to "visit" us through the virtual events offered by our Be A Mammoth program (accessible through your Application Status Portal).

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Meet us on Zoom for an information session with an Admission dean and a virtual tour led by one of our student guides. Register for a virtual campus visit — we’re looking forward to meeting you!

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