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%.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1580 and Above
1440 to 1580
1440 and Less
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.
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.
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.
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