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.
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.
Amherst faculty are redesigning courses and majors, considering more shared intellectual experiences, emphasizing communication and providing students with opportunities to learn by doing.
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.
Some of our aspirations for Amherst’s third century depend on our built environment, from the Science Center and Greenway to a new Student Center and updated student housing.
Promise Campaign Case Statement
From the moment of its founding in 1821, Amherst College has been a place for students of promise.