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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-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$61,150Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$55,587
-Graduate Tuition$52,170
More$54,908Average Financial Aid AmountLess$52,257
Admission
Lower1,460 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,530 SAT
35 ACT
Easier8.74%Acceptance RateTighter4.01%
Lower42.08%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable84.17%
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)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,745Total EnrollmentLarger30,391
Smaller1,745Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,527
-Graduate Student Population21,864
Smaller1,108Online Student PopulationLarger27,933
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher97%
4%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher91%Retention RateLower76%
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
More Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty5 to 1
279Number of faculties2,455
Lower$115,599Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,515
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.