Attract and Support the Most Promising Students and Strongest Faculty

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. Sustaining this ambition will require additional endowment for financial aid and faculty support.

The humanities and humanistic social sciences will remain central to an Amherst education, continuing the longstanding emphasis on analytical rigor, close reading, accomplished writing, and artistic expression.