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Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
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Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,150Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$59,380
-Graduate Tuition$47,437
More$54,908Average Financial Aid AmountLess$46,111
Admission
Lower1,460 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,470 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter8.74%Acceptance RateEasier18.85%
Favorable42.08%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower38.78%
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 EnrollmentLarger2,183
Smaller1,745Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger1,822
-Graduate Student Population361
1,108Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Lower92%Graduate RateHigher94%
4%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower91%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: 1,517)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,750)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,625)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty8 to 1
279Number of faculties341
Lower$115,599Average Faculty SalaryHigher$118,620
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.