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Amherst College

Boltwood Avenue,
Amherst, Massachusetts – 01002-5000 
Phone: 
(413)542-2000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

9%

Admissions Yield

42%

Applicants Total

13,999

Admissions Total

1,224

ENROLLMENT

Amherst College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,971 and a student faculty ratio of 7:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
533
Total Enrollment
1,971
Undergraduate Enrollment
1,971
Graduate Enrollment
0
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
98
Student-to-faculty Ratio
7
Enrolled Total
515

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Amherst College is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $60
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $61,150
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $80,050
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $80,050

ACT Requirements​

31%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

32%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

34%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Amherst College scored between a 1370 – 1550 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1460. Roughly 36% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
36%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
680
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
760
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
690
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
790

Admissions Criteria

The Amherst College evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Considered but not required
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
10%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
15%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
39%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
15%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

66% of students at Amherst College are awarded financial aid with an average package of $58,644. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

66%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$58,644

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$18,809

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Amherst College has an average graduation rate of 87% within 4 years and 92% within 6 years. At Amherst College, 395 students earn a bachelors, 0 receive a master’s, and 0 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 12% of the student body are from foreign countries,10% in-state, and 78% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
10%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
78%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
12%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
395
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
0
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
0
Graduation rate, total cohort
92
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
87
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
92