Amherst College Campus, Amherst, MA

Applying to Amherst College

Acceptance Rate 12.81%
Yield 39.49%
SAT Average 1,430
ACT Average 96
Applicants 9,723

Applying To Amherst College

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 12.81% at Amherst College where total 9,723 students applied and 1,246 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Amherst College.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.amherst.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 9,723 students (4,342 men and 5,380 women) applied to Amherst College and 1,246 (592 men and 654 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 236 men and 256 women were enrolled into Amherst College. Following table shows the Amherst College Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 12.81% and yield is 39.49%.

Admission Statistics at Amherst College
Acceptance Rate 12.81% 13.63% 12.16%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 39.49% 39.86% 39.14%
[Chart] Amherst College Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

229 applicants (47% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 268 applicants (54%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,530 and 25th percentile score is 1,330. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 103 and 25th percentile score is 91. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Amherst College.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Amherst College
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660750
SAT Math670780
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2834
ACT English3235
[Chart] SAT Scores at Amherst College
[Chart] ACT Scores at Amherst College

Admission Requirements

Amherst College requires 4 articles and recommends 4 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Amherst College

Application Requirements for Amherst College
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Amherst College is Semester. Next table describes credits that Amherst College accepts.

Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits