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 and support our need-blind admission policy for all students, domestic and international. In all we do, our efforts are guided by the principles expressed in our Mission Statement.

Campus Visits Are Back!

We are excited to share with you the good news that visitors are once again welcome to explore our beautiful campus in person. For now, only the exterior grounds of the campus are open to visitors; all college buildings remain closed to the public. Visitors are required to wear masks at all times while on Amherst's campus grounds.

In-person campus tours and information sessions have resumed! Advance registration is required for those on-campus events and health/safety protocols will be in place. We're also continuing our virtual campus visits, as well. (Stay-tuned for upcoming special-topic themed sessions.) So be sure to check out all our in-person and virtual visiting options. We can't wait to meet you!

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A successful Amherst student is someone who will embrace our open curriculum, engage our talented faculty and actively contribute to a student body that is diverse in both background and perspective.