Amherst College

Amherst, MA, USA
4.16 Average Rating

Amherst College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, that was founded in 1821. As a member of the Five College Consortium that has replaced student loans with grants on their financial aid plans, Amherst is need-blind both domestically and internationally. The college offers 40 undergraduate programs that feature open core curriculums, which means there are no distribution requirements or core curriculums. The campus is home to the Beneski Museum of Natural Science which houses America's first confirmed evidence of a dinosaur, as well as a 500-acre Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
10%
Out-Of-State Students
86%
0
100
13%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,855
Total Number of Undergrads
1,855
Academic Calendar

Semester

Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,275
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$58,640
Out-of-State Tuition
$58,640
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$52,025
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Suburb or town
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$65,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.16 Average Rating
You learn more about the world and yourself than you can possible imagine. Intellectual diversity and curiosity are cornerstones of Amherst and are ingrained into every aspect of daily life. It's a college that both allows and trusts you to be self-motivated and take as much as you can from the amazing resources and faculty at your disposal.
NQS from New York
Amherst is a one-of-a-kind place and I could not picture myself anywhere else. Of course there are ups and downs as anywhere else, but I guarantee you will fall in love with this place once you settle in.
Ornella from Amherst, MA

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