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Amherst College

School Profile

  • Amherst CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Amherst, MA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 15%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,697
First-year Undergraduate Students: 439
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,697

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Central/Eastern European Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Western European Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,928
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,928

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests; or ACT 


Member: NCAA
Team name: Lord Jeffs


  • Ranked #2 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #6 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #11 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #1 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2328
Fax: (413) 542-2040
Contact: Katharine Fretwell
Director of Admission & Senior Associate Dean of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 15%
Early decision acceptance rate 34%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 14%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 8,099
Female applicants 4,645
Male applicants 3,454
Applicants accepted 1,240
Female applicants accepted 651
Male applicants accepted 589
Freshman enrollment 490
Female freshman enrollment 251
Male freshman enrollment 239
Early decision applicants 440
Early decision applicants accepted 148
Early decision applicants enrolled 148
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 30%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,098
Students accepting place on wait list 471
Students accepted from wait list 3

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 69%
SAT Critical Reading average score 715
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-770
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 713
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 670-770
SAT Writing average score 717
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 680-770
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 35%
Average ACT Composite score 32
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-34
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 30-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 29-34

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