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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), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,890Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$57,285
-Graduate Tuition$47,437
More$50,424Average Financial Aid AmountLess$40,813
Admission
Lower1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,430 SAT
33 ACT
Tighter11%Acceptance RateEasier19%
Lower39%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable40%
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 EnrollmentLarger2,223
Larger1,855Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller1,829
-Graduate Student Population394
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower94%
-Transfer-out Rate5%
96%Retention Rate96%
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
273Number of faculties309
Lower$116,542Average Faculty SalaryHigher$122,301
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.