Amherst seeks, above all, to enroll men and women of strong and vibrant intellectual promise who have the demonstrated qualities of mind and character that will enable them to thrive in our dynamic academic and social environment and to take full advantage of the remarkable resources our community offers.  A successful Amherst student is someone who will embrace the academic freedom provided by our open curriculum, engage with our talented and accomplished professors, and contribute significantly to a student population whose diversity of both background and p

International Student Applicants


We welcome first-year and transfer applications from international students!
Typically, about 15% of our students come from secondary schools or universities outside the United States: approximately 10% are non-U.S. citizens who come from more than 50 countries; another 5% hold dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country and have lived or studied outside the U.S.