The promise of access

Preserving our historic strengths by supporting outstanding students and faculty.

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The promise of discovery

Opportunities to learn by doing, through research experience, field-based work, and course-related travel.

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The promise of achievements

The contributions of our alumni in every walk of life continue to grow in vast disproportion to their numbers.

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The promise of generations

Alumni, parents, and friends have made Amherst one of the most exceptional colleges in the country.

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The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century

$476 million raised
23,735 donors
$625 million goal

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This is our time. This is our commitment.

This is our chance to fulfill the promise of this treasured place, and to renew our promise to those who will follow us. From the moment of its founding in 1821, Amherst College has been a place for students of promise. And for the two centuries since, that bold and daring confidence in individual potential has been fulfilled anew with each graduating class.