About Amherst College
Considered a premier liberal arts college, Amherst enrolls roughly 1,800 students from nearly every state and over 50 foreign countries. With an emphasis on small classes, close contact with faculty and extensive undergraduate research opportunities, the college's open curriculum offers students unusual freedom to design an individualized academic program of study across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, combining broad, interdisciplinary education with in-depth knowledge in the major field. We ensure that students develop strong critical thinking and problem solving skills which are highly sought after by the top employers and graduate programs. Through the college's membership in the Five College Consortium, Amherst students may also take courses for degree credit at Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.