Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$60,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
790
25th
720
75th
36
25th
33
75th
34
25th
29
75th
35
25th
32
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,254
Declined 9,349
Total Received 10,603
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Private

1,940

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college. Founded in 1821 as an educational institution for men, it began admitting women in 1975. Its 978-acre campus is located close to the center of Amherst, Massachusetts—55 miles west of Worcester.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,940
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational

978-acre campus in Amherst (population: 40,046), 50 miles from Hartford and 90 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Windsor Locks, CT (50 miles). School operates transportation to Five College campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Amherst College
220 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA
01002-5000

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
88%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
790
25th
720
75th
36
25th
33
75th
34
25th
29
75th
35
25th
32

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

11%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,254
Declined 9,349
Total Received 10,603

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$54,908

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,890
Room $8,630
Board $7,280
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $77,800
Average Financial Aid - $54,908
Total with Avg. Aid $22,892

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,521,752
State $168,226
Institutional $59,757,597
Other external $750,899
Total $63,198,474

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $713,490
Total $713,490

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 542-2296
F: 413 542-2628
finaid@amherst.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, floor hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball (beach/indoor)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. English

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,940

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,940
students

Female
50%
970

Male
50%
970

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

1,940
students

Female
50%
970

Male
50%
970

Not reported

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
Mexico
Republic Of Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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