students listening in class

Supporting Excellence

Amherst will continue to bring together faculty dedicated to the highest standards of intellectual inquiry and instruction, and the most promising students, whatever their financial need. 

two students with chemistry professor Helen Leung in the lab

Sciences & Math

Student interest and enrollment in STEM fields have surged at Amherst. We aim to make good on our promise of an 8:1 student-faculty ratio by expanding the faculty. 

A Teaching and Learning Center workshop


Amherst faculty are redesigning courses and majors, considering more shared intellectual experiences, emphasizing communication, and providing students with opportunities to learn by doing. 

three students at a party, smiling and posing for the photo

Community & Belonging

Amherst seeks to create a diverse intellectual community in which all three terms in that phrase are as meaningful as the middle one has always been.

architectural sketch of a lab inside the new science center, to open in the fall of 2018

Critical Facilities

Some of our aspirations for Amherst’s third century depend on our built environment, from the new Science Center and Greenway to a reimagined Merrill and updated student housing.

a group of alumni at reunion

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund has been key to the College’s excellence over time, allowing us to apply resources as needed across campus. The Amherst Fund  is one of the most popular ways to support the College.

First page from the campaign case statement showing two alumni and the text:

Promise Campaign Case Statement

From the moment of its founding in 1821, Amherst College has been a place for students of promise.