Tuition & Fees

$54,310

$54,310

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
16%
500-599
1%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
30-36
93%
24-29
7%
30-36
75%
24-29
25%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,198
Declined + 8,087
Total Received 9,285
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Private (nonprofit)

1,836

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

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,836
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
94%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
16%
500-599
1%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
30-36
93%
24-29
7%
30-36
75%
24-29
25%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,198
Declined + 8,087
Total Received 9,285

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$53,052

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,430
Room $7,690
Board $6,500
Additional fees $880
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $69,500
Average Financial Aid - $53,052
Total with Avg. Aid $16,448

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,398,398
State $148,625
Institutional $53,576,834
Other external $738,426
Total $56,862,283

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $620,420
Total $620,420
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Gail Holt
Dean of Financial Aid
gholt@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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball (beach/indoor)

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Athletic Directors

Don Faulstick (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Michelle Morgan (women's)
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mammoths
School colors
purple and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • 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

1,836

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,836
students

Female
49%
908

Male
51%
928

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

1,836
students

Female
50%
908

Male
50%
928

Not reported

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

7%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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

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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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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