We search for exceptional students from across the country and around the world, including from places and populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our financial aid policies are among the most generous in the nation and support our need-blind admission policy for all students, domestic and international. In all we do, our efforts are guided by the principles expressed in our Mission Statement.

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Come see Amherst College in the fall! Advance registration is required for those on-campus events and health/safety protocols will be in place; visitors, along with all members of our campus community, are required to wear masks when indoors. Be sure to check out all our in-person and virtual visiting options. We can't wait to meet you!

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A successful Amherst student is someone who will embrace our open curriculum, engage our talented faculty and actively contribute to a student body that is diverse in both background and perspective.