Located adjacent to Amherst, a town of 35,000 people in the western part of the state, Amherst College has a scenic 1,000-acre campus and includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary.
Amherst looks like the world, because our students come from 54 countries, including many places and populations historically underrepresented in higher education.
Our classes enroll fewer than 30 students. And with our open curriculum, classrooms are filled with engaged students, fully committed to the topic at hand.
Amherst College students can connect to a network of 22,500 alumni—people who live all over the world and are leaders in practically every field imaginable.
The town of Amherst combines breathtaking natural scenery with a rich cultural life. It is home to 35,000 politically engaged, culturally aware people. More than 40 percent of the local population has a graduate degree, and more than 30,000 college students live in Amherst during the academic year.
See our campus 24/7 via our live AmhCams on the Main Quad, the Holyoke Range and current campus construction sites. Check the counter to see how many others are viewing at the same time.
Learn about Amherst’s commitment to — and actions toward — sustainability.
The seven priorities outlined in our strategic plan reaffirm our commitment to the liberal arts in an era of dramatic change, preparing our graduates to enter the world.