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Amherst College

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA

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Amherst College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Amherst, MA, which is a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Amherst College exceeds a thousand per year.

Areas of study available at Amherst College include but are not limited to:

  • Social Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • History

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1990 - 2300 for the SAT exam and between 30 - 34 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Amherst College. Only 13 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the huge number of applicants for the limited enrollment spaces available. More information regarding admissions can be found at amherst.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs about $6,700 for the year. Students at Amherst College may be eligible for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Amherst College is the "Lord Jeffs", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students who would like to see more about Amherst College can check out their website at http://www.amherst.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Amherst College accepts.

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Amherst College is about 1,800, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $50,000-$60,000 for both state residents and nonresidents

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$47,145
Receiving Student Loans17%$5,124
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Amherst College may offer student services including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Amherst College has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years89%
Graduating in 5 Years6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Amherst College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Amherst College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Amherst College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    14.12%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    68%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    8:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $44,724