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  • Boltwood Avenue
    Amherst , MA 01002-5000
    (413) 542-2000
    http://www.amherst.edu

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    Setting
    Large suburb
    Enrollment
    1,794
    Full time
    1,794
    Part time
    -
    Men full time
    885
    Women full time
    909

    Amherst College More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    None
    Highest degree offered
    Bachelor's degree
    Calendar
    Semester
    Distance learning opportunities
    No

  • Amherst College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $60
    Applied 8,460
    Admitted 1,127
    Enrolled 461
    Admitted % 13%

    Amherst College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Recommended
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended

    Amherst College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 68%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 660
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 760
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 660
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 770
    Students submitting ACT 36%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 30
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 34

    Amherst College Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 8%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 14%
  • Amherst College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $43,860
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $43,860
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $11,650
    Off-campus room and board $11,650

    Amherst College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 71%
    Receiving Federal Grants 20% , $5,204 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 53% , $39,189 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 19% , $5,197 on average
  • Amherst College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor
    Architectural History and Criticism, General 0
    AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor
    African-American/Black Studies 19
    American/United States Studies/Civilization 5
    Asian Studies/Civilization 9
    European Studies/Civilization 5
    Women's Studies 3
    BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 2
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 33
    COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor
    Computer Science 13
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor
    English Language and Literature, General 51
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor
    Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 0
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
    French Language and Literature 17
    German Language and Literature 5
    Latin Language and Literature 0
    Russian Language and Literature 6
    Spanish Language and Literature 14
    HISTORY Bachelor
    History, General 37
    LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor
    Legal Studies, General 10
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor
    Mathematics, General 22
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 7
    Neuroscience 25
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor
    Environmental Studies 27
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor
    Philosophy 11
    Religion/Religious Studies 12
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Astronomy 0
    Chemistry, General 14
    Geology/Earth Science, General 13
    Physics, General 6
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor
    Psychology, General 46
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor
    Anthropology 21
    Economics, General 74
    Political Science and Government, General 47
    Sociology 10
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor
    Art/Art Studies, General 19
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 10
    Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1
    Music, General 16
  • Amherst College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 1
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline January 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due January 1
    SAT Subject score report due January 1
    College will notify student by April 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline February 15
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by -

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline November 15
    College will notify student of early decision by December 15
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date March 1
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by June 2
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based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous from CA

    On applying: There are so many articles out there. Read them all. Don't write a resume-recap-essay. Do be unique. Yada yada yada... On deciding: Amherst is the best college ever. Public schools will be like your HS all over again and Amherst is… more read full review

    On applying: There are so many articles out there. Read them all. Don't write a resume-recap-essay. Do be unique. Yada yada yada... On deciding: Amherst is the best college ever. Public schools will be like your HS all over again and Amherst is actually cheaper for me since I got great financial aid. Private universities, even the elite ones, are more diverse, but there are still tons of HUGE intro classes taught by grad school students. Liberal arts colleges have the diversity of elite private schools but have small class sizes. Within the liberal arts colleges, most are in the middle of nowhere (Williams, Middlebury), and then a 1200 student body might get too restricting. Amherst is in the Five College Consortium, so there are four other colleges nearby and always new people to meet. So basically, we rock. :) If you come here (which you will): Go to everything during orientation. Avoid forming cliques early. read full review

  • Justin From New York, NY

    The teachers take a great investment in your education. I am able to meet with them whenever I need extra help. They make time for students and have set office hours. Where the teachers, not the TAs assist you. The small college feel fosters an… more read full review

    The teachers take a great investment in your education. I am able to meet with them whenever I need extra help. They make time for students and have set office hours. Where the teachers, not the TAs assist you. The small college feel fosters an environment where students strive to excel, yet are not highly competitive against each other. Most students about worry their own grades as opposed to others. read full review

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