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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,890Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$58,072
-Graduate Tuition$57,666
More$54,908Average Financial Aid AmountLess$38,797
Admission
Higher1,495 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,405 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter12%Acceptance RateEasier20%
Favorable39%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower27%
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,745Total EnrollmentLarger32,718
Smaller1,745Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger16,872
-Graduate Student Population15,846
Smaller1,108Online Student PopulationLarger2,849
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower89%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher96%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,837)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,750)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
279Number of faculties3,946
Lower$115,599Average Faculty SalaryHigher$131,877
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.