Amherst College

  • extremely difficult to get in

    Last year, the acceptance ratio at Amherst College is 13.69% - 8,396 students applied to and 1,149 got chances for admitting to the school.

  • average in nation

    The admission yield rate at Amherst College is 40.99% last year - total 471 students were enrolled among 1,149 admission passes.

  • 8,396 applied, 1,149 admitted, 471 enrolled

    Last year, 8,396 students applied to Amherst College and 1,149 got chances for admitting to the school. Among them, 471 were enrolled.

  • extremely competitive scores

    243 students (52% of enrolled) have submitted SAT scores and its average score is 1,458 and 238 students (51% of enrolled) have submitted ACT scores and its average score is 98.

13.69% Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Amherst College is 13.6851% last year. Based on comparison of acceptance rate between similar schools and all colleges, Amherst College is evaluated as extremely difficult to get in.

Last year, 8,396 students applied to, and 1,149 got chances for admitting to the school. Below table illustrates and compare acceptance rate and admission stats between similar colleges.

40.99% Admission Yield Rate

The admission yield rate at Amherst College is 40.99% last year. Based on comparison of admission yield rate, Amherst College is evaluated as average in nation.

Last year, 1,149 students admitted to, and 471 students enrolled into the school. Below table illustrates and compare admission yield rate and admission stats between similar colleges.

8,396 applied, 1,149 admitted, 471 enrolled

Last year, 8,396 students applied to Amherst College and 1,149 got chances for admitting to the school. Among them, 471 were enrolled.Next chart shows admission statistics in detail level for Amherst College.

Submitted Admission Test Scores

1,360 - 1,555 SAT Score Average

At Amherst College, 243 students submitted SAT scores (52% of enrolled students). The average SAT score is about 1,458 and it is well above than average for Massachusetts Private (not-for-profit) 4 years (or high) schools and all U.S. colleges.

What is SAT?
What is SAT
Previously known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, this is an examination administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and used to predict the facility with which an individual will progress in learning college-level academic subjects.

92 - 103 ACT Score Average

At Amherst College, 238 students submitted ACT score (51% of enrolled students). The average ACT score is about 98 and it is well above than average for Massachusetts Private (not-for-profit) 4 years (or high) schools and all U.S. colleges.

What is ACT?
What is ACT
ACT, previously known as the American College Testing program, measures educational development and readiness to pursue college-level coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, and social studies. Student performance does not reflect innate ability and is influenced by a student's educational preparedness.

Admission Requirements

Secondary school GPARecommended 1,772 colleges require or recommend
Secondary school rankRecommended 1,094 colleges require or recommend
Secondary school recordRequired 1,962 colleges require or recommend
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended 1,469 colleges require or recommend
RecommendationsRequired 1,261 colleges require or recommend
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended 501 colleges require or recommend
Admission test scoresRequired 1,557 colleges require or recommend
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required 1,620 colleges require or recommend
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended 328 colleges require or recommend

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