Continuing public health concerns related to COVID-19 preclude our receiving visitors at Amherst or providing any on-campus programming until further notice, but there is still so much that we want to share with you about our vibrant community. There's a lot to know!
Because Amherst is and always has been a warm and welcoming environment that places a high priority on close-knit, personal relationships, this development has been especially disappointing, but we are not going to let it keep us from connecting with you, at least in the virtual world!
Although in-person campus visits are not possible, we are delighted to offer a schedule of virtual campus visits - information session and campus tours - that will replicate as closely as possible the experience of an in-person campus visit. Learn more about "Visiting Amherst Virtually."
In response to the enormous global disruption that has accompanied the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, the Amherst College Office of Admission has announced a set of modifications -- including a waiver of the advance tuition deposit for admitted students, suspension of our SAT/ACT testing requirement for current juniors and greater flexibility in the evaluation of credit for transfer students -- that are designed to help students and families in these extraordinary times. Read more.
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.
College is a time of discovery, when you wrestle with difficult questions, connect disparate ideas and discover what’s possible. Here, discover Amherst and what sets us apart.
We offer one of the most comprehensive, ambitious financial aid programs in the country.
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