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, 55 miles west of Worcester.

Official website Visit website
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

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

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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