Amherst College is an elite liberal arts institution nestled in the picturesque New England town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Known for its rigorous academic programs and intimate class sizes, Amherst offers students the chance to explore their passions across a broad and diverse curriculum. Its open curriculum encourages intellectual curiosity and innovation. With a commitment to diversity, rich tradition of student activism, and exceptional faculty, Amherst cultivates a vibrant, collaborative learning community.
Amherst College is part of the "Five College Consortium" which includes Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This allows Amherst students to take classes at any of these institutions, greatly expanding their academic possibilities.
Amherst College is a private, nonprofit institution in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Amherst was founded in 1821. The college currently enrolls around 1,971 students a year, including 1,971 undergrads.
It is extremely difficult to get into Amherst. In 2022, Amherst accepted 9% of applicants. In 2022, 1,224 out of 13,999 total applicants were accepted.
|Amherst College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||9%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||24%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||35%|
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Amherst College is locatedin Amherst, Massachusetts,.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Amherst is Jan 2.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Amherst is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1540 and Above
1440 to 1540
1440 and Less
The median SAT score for Amherst students is 1470. Applicants with SAT scores of 1540 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Amherst, while applicants with SAT scores between 1440 to 1540 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.
Wondering what life at Amherst is like? There are approximately 1,971 students enrolled at Amherst. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from MA and 86% percent of students are from other states.
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