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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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#6 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
#4 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#33 in National Universities
#70 in World University Rankings
#7 in Massachusetts Colleges
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$50,424Average Financial Aid AmountLess$33,085
Admission
Lower1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,425 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter11%Acceptance RateEasier19%
Favorable39%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower27%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
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
Smaller1,855Total EnrollmentLarger34,657
Smaller1,855Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger18,515
-Graduate Student Population16,142
-Online Student Population2,534
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower88%
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
273Number of faculties3,841
Lower$116,542Average Faculty SalaryHigher$138,299
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.