Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Amherst College Overview

Student population

AddressBoltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA
School Websitewww.amherst.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
Level of StudyUndergraduate

Amherst College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Amherst, Massachusetts that offers undergraduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is bachelor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 9,722 students applied to Amherst College. Of those students, 1,246 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Amherst College was $55,520, in addition to fees of $906. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Amherst College.

Amherst College has a 93% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Amherst College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPARecommended
Applicants admitted

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The Amherst College acceptance rate is 13%. To put this into perspective, 1,246 of the 9,722 students who applied to Amherst College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Amherst College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Amherst College had an SAT score between the range of 1,330 and 1,530. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Amherst College was between 31 and 34 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Amherst College as part of their application.

Amherst College Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Amherst College, the tuition for in-state residents is $55,520. Combined with fees of $906, room and board costs of $14,740, other expenses of $1,800 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $56,426 in tuition.

Students at Amherst College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Amherst College was $5,371 last year, with 20% of students being awarded federal aid.

Amherst College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio7:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Amherst College.

Amherst College has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 81% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 11% of students come from in-state and 8% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Amherst College is 7:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Amherst College Popular Majors and Programs

SOCIAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
HISTORY
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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