students carrying flags at Orientation

Amherst students are passionate. They’re engaged. They’re from all over the world. And they share an excitement for life in and out of the classroom.

Our 1,800 students are from 48 states and more than 50 countries. Each brings a unique combination of background, intellect, talent and experience. Whether from nearby towns or faraway countries, Amherst students will change the way you learn and think.

Amherst students inhabit many worlds --  academic, artistic, athletic, political, social and much, much more. Many of their interest overlap and intersect. It's typical at Amherst to meet an English major who’s fascinated by physics. Or a basketball player who loves philosophy. Or a computer whiz who plays saxophone and flute and has decided to try piano. 

The best way to learn about being an Amherst student is to visit campus. If that's not possible, here are other ways to “meet” some of our students.You might find someone from your home state, or from the other side of the world. Your interests might be similar, or very different. There are lots of options!

Meet Our Tour Guides
We have a terrific team of student tour guides. If you can’t take a tour in person, you can get to know them by reading their bios. Feel free to email any guide with questions or comments about Amherst!

Meet Our Student Bloggers
We have an active and talented bunch of student bloggers. Read their weekly posts about life at Amherst, and feel free to email any of them. 

Meet Our Diversity Interns
Our student diversity interns reach out to prospective students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They stand ready to share information and personal perspectives on what Amherst has to offer students from all backgrounds. Learn about their work and contact them with questions.