President Biddy Martin

Welcome to the Amherst College website. Amherst is a beautiful liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts, dedicated to the best possible education for a talented and diverse student body. Our faculty combine their commitment to teaching with cutting-edge research and scholarship. They involve students in the work of inquiry and discovery.

Intellectual life at Amherst is broad and deep; it is enlivening, as are the opportunities for a wide range of extra-curricular activities that engage students’ many talents and interests. It is a friendly and creative place, combining a strong sense of community with openness—to people, ideas, and differences.

—Biddy Martin