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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Northeastern UniversityBoston, 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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,150Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$57,592
-Graduate Tuition$26,095
More$54,908Average Financial Aid AmountLess$28,535
Admission
Higher1,495 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,475 SAT
34 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
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,745Total EnrollmentLarger22,905
Smaller1,745Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger15,156
-Graduate Student Population7,749
Larger1,108Online Student PopulationSmaller663
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower90%
Lower2%Transfer-out RateHigher6%
Lower96%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,837)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,517)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,750)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,940)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty14 to 1
279Number of faculties1,885
Lower$115,599Average Faculty SalaryHigher$122,650
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.