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Overview

Amherst
Location Amherst, MA
Setting Town Fringe
Enrollment 1,745
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #13
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website amherst.edu
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Costs

Amherst
Tuition (In State) $59,890
Tuition (Out of State) $59,890
Room & Board $15,910
Avg Net Price $18,832
Avg Grant Aid $57,918
% Receiving Grant Aid 58%

Admission

Amherst
Applied 10,603
Admitted 1,254
Acceptance Rate 11.8%
Enrolled % 34.6%
Avg High School GPA 3.91
Typical High School Grades A-
Admissions Standards Elite
Applicant Competition Very High
ACT Range 32/35
SAT Range 1430/1560
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jan 1, 2022

Academics

Amherst
Student to Faculty Ratio 7:1
Popular Majors
  • Social Sciences (26%)
  • English and Literature (12%)
  • Foreign Languages (7%)
  • Biology (7%)
  • Psychology (7%)

Outcomes

Amherst
Graduation Rate 96%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $82,000
Making Student Loan Payments 83%
Median Student Loan Debt $12,975
Median Loan Payment $134

Diversity

Amherst
% Men 48%
% Women 52%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 42%
% Black 12%
% Hispanic 13%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 5%
% International 10%
% Unknown Race 4%

Students

Amherst
% In-State 11%
% Out-of-State 74%

Campus

Amherst
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/