Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
location
Private
type
Small
setting
48%
52%
student ratio
1,792
total students
$47,720 | $47,720
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 1
fall application deadline
13%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
721
sat math
720
sat reading
714
sat writing
32
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

13% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,478
    • Accepted1,173
    • Acceptance Rate13%
    • Enrolled1,792
    • Female Applicants4,588
    • Females Accepted596
    • Female Acceptance Rate12%
    • Male Applicants3,890
    • Males Accepted577
    • Male Acceptance Rate14%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$60
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Amherst College Supplement
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 720 670 780
    • SAT Math 721 680 770
    • SAT Writing 714 670 770
    • ACT Composite 32 30 34
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$47,720
    • Out-of-state tuition *$47,720
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$806
    • Room and board *$12,680
    • Room only *$6,870
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,792
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.11%
    • Black or African American12.39%
    • White or Caucasian41.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.33%
    • Asian13.06%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races4.52%
    • Unknown5.02%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout9.6% representing 55 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students88% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 99%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations choral groups, WAMH (campus radio station), OUTREACH (community service), literary magazines, The Amherst Student (school newspaper)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Wrestling No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Wrestling No Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty271
    • Full-time Percentage81%
    • Part-time Percentage19%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 1,792 students to 237 faculty

Location & Contact

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
USA

Ms.Katie Fretwell

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 413-542-2328
Fax: 413-542-2040
Email: admission@amherst.edu


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