Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,161
Declined + 7,245
Total Received 8,406
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Private (nonprofit)

1,849

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 3003
ACT 1774

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
68%
600-699
31%
500-599
1%
700-800
67%
600-699
32%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
67%
24-29
32%
18-23
1%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
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School Facts

Amherst 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, 55 miles west of Worcester.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,849
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Amherst, MA

978-acre campus in Amherst (population: 37,819), 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.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
87%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
68%
600-699
31%
500-599
1%
700-800
67%
600-699
32%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
30-36
67%
24-29
32%
18-23
1%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,161
Declined + 7,245
Total Received 8,406

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Katharine Fretwell
Director of Admission
P: 413 542-2328
F: 413 542-2040
admissions@amherst.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Lord Jeffs
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Architectural Studies
Art
Asian Languages/Civilizations
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Biology
Black Studies
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Film/Media Studies
French
Geology
German
Greek
History
History of Art
Latin/Latin American Studies
Law/Jurisprudence/Social Thought
Mathematics/Statistics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sexuality/Womens/Gender Studies
Spanish
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

100%

1,849
students

Female
50%
927

Male
50%
922

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

1,849
students

Female
51%
927

Male
49%
922

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

6%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

2

years of coursework

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • 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
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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
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Ghana
Japan
Kenya
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


admissions@amherst.edu

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