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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
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#6 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
#4 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#35 in National Universities
#9 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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,890Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$55,452
-Graduate Tuition$25,558
More$50,424Average Financial Aid AmountLess$28,199
Admission
Lower1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,465 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter11%Acceptance RateEasier18%
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
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,855Total EnrollmentLarger21,627
Smaller1,855Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger13,909
-Graduate Student Population7,718
-Online Student Population173
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower89%
-Transfer-out Rate7%
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
273Number of faculties1,807
Lower$116,777Average Faculty SalaryHigher$120,752
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.