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About Amherst College

Amherst College is a 4-year private school located in Amherst, MA. It is a small town college that enrolls 1,839 undergraduate students. Admissions is most selective as the Amherst College acceptance rate is 11%.

College Info

Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Amherst College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 4

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Amherst College is Jan 4.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Amherst College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Amherst College ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Amherst College is 33. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Amherst College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Amherst College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1440 - 1580


Math SAT Range

720 - 790


Reading SAT Range

690 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1580 and Above


1440 to 1580


1440 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Amherst College students is 1500. Applicants with SAT scores of 1580 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Amherst College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1440 to 1580 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1440 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Amherst College.

Amherst College Tuition & Fees

The annual list price to attend Amherst College on a full time basis for in state students is $53,530. This fee is comprised of $49,730 for tuition, $1,800 room and board , $1,000 for books and supplies, and $1,000 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Amherst College is $53,530, the same as MA residents.

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Amherst College is like? There are approximately 1,839 students enrolled at Amherst College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from MA and 9% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Settings

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 4
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