More Ways to Learn about Amherst
In addition to the virtual information sessions, we encourage you to explore Amherst through the College website. You can also learn more about student life at Amherst by reading our student blogs and the profiles of our tour guides and diversity outreach interns. You might find someone from your home state, or from the other side of the world. Your interests might be similar, or very different. 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. Amherst students come in lots of varieties!
And don’t forget our accomplished faculty. You can read faculty profiles to learn more about the teaching and research of these talented and fascinating people who will be part of your Amherst world. There's a lot to know about us!
We invite you to read more about Admission-related modifications related to COVID-19 Considerations, including suspension of our SAT-ACT requirement for the coming application year and flexible understanding of COVID-related changes to high school academic programs.
Keeping in Touch
At Amherst, as elsewhere across the nation and the world, we are learning to do things differently. All College buildings are closed; our faculty, students and staff are teaching, studying and working remotely from home. Although the Admission Office building is closed, we are here to answer your questions during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm), so please don't hesitate to contact us. We want to stay in touch with you, even if it might take us slightly longer to get back to you.
We are thinking of you in these challenging days and send our best wishes for the health and well-being of you, your family, your friends and your community. Looking forward to welcoming you to a virtual visit this month and to meeting you in person on campus when the time is right.