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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, 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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,890Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$54,002
-Graduate Tuition$50,654
More$50,424Average Financial Aid AmountLess$47,145
Admission
Lower1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Easier11%Acceptance RateTighter5%
Lower39%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable82%
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)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,855Total EnrollmentLarger31,566
Smaller1,855Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,950
-Graduate Student Population21,616
-Online Student Population4,087
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher97%
Lower96%Retention RateHigher99%
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: 13,574)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,750)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
Faculties
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
273Number of faculties2,490
Lower$116,542Average Faculty SalaryHigher$202,348
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.