Submitted on Thursday, 5/9/2019, at 1:23 PM

Matt McGann, Amherst's dean of admission and financial aid, was recently quoted in a New England Public Radio piece on need-blind admissions.

For a piece on the College of the Holy Cross moving away from this model, NEPR cited Amherst, noting that not only does ability to pay not factor into admission here, the College brings admitted students here using no loans.

That approach has paid dividends for the school, McGann said.

"We're very proud of our socioeconomic diversity, our racial and ethnic diversity, our geographic diversity, our diversity of thought — and much of this is attributable directly to our financial and admission policies," he said.