Nov. 15 is a banner day for this year’s incoming students, it seems. National Clean Out Your Fridge Day happens to be the most common date of birth among the College’s new first-years and transfers.
Whether coincidence or kismet brought the six birthday buddies together at Amherst, we’ll never know. What we do know is that those students are now officially a part of one of the most diverse classes—if not the most diverse class—in the College’s history.
As it has been for many years now, the competition for admission was fierce, said Matt McGann, dean of admission and financial aid. “For the first time ever, more than 10,000 people applied for admission to Amherst’s class of 2023,” he said, adding that “the remarkable talents of the class reflect the depth of that applicant pool.” This year’s incoming transfer students are just as remarkable, he said.