Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

#6 in Liberal Arts Colleges

  • Private (not-for-profit)4 Years (or High)Amherst, MADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveBachelor's degree1,855 Students12.82 % Acceptance Rate7:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

    Amherst College is a private (not-for-profit) (4 years or high) college located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It has a total enrollment of 1,855 (all undergraduate) and student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Bachelor's degree. The acceptance rate at Amherst College is 12.82% for academic year 2018-2019 (undergraduate school).

    Amherst College is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.

  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Rate12.82 %
    Yield (Enrollment Rate)39.49 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$60
    Graduate Application Fees-$1

    The acceptance rate is 12.82% at Amherst College where total 9,723 students applied and 1,246 were accepted. The yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 39.49% where 492 students finally enrolled out of 1,246 accepted students

  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$58,640
    On-Campus Living Costs$15,310
    Off-Campus Living Costs$15,310

    The tuition & fees at Amherst College, for academic year 2019-2020 is $58,640.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $15,310 when living on campus and $15,310 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Meal Plan

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Placement Service

    Amherst College provides various learning opportunities and services for their students. It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Study Abroad, Career Counseling, Employment Service and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Amherst College.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Amherst College

Key Stats for Amherst College

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

Amherst College$58,640
All U.S. Colleges$15,474
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$22,854
4 Years or High Colleges$19,284
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts$34,037

Admission Chances extremely difficult to get in


Acceptance Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges68.10%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges65.20%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges67.14%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts55.52%

Financial Helps low financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges67.44%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges80.35%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges74.12%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts76.01%

Student Population small

Amherst College1,855
All U.S. Colleges20,490,526
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges4,265,082
4 Years or High Colleges14,167,576
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts290,863

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges53.28%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges53.92%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts66.65%

Major Programs few programs


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Massachusetts112
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