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Amherst College

Amherst, MA
University Website: www.amherst.edu
Apply Online: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear
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Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,817 students in the fall of 2012. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Amherst is ranked as the second best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked thirteenth out of all U.S. colleges and universities by Forbes.

Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its President Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. Amherst remained a men's college until becoming coeducational in 1975.

Amherst has historically had close relationships and rivalries with Williams College and Wesleyan University which form the Little Three colleges. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $42,170.00 avg tuition

Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2000

Apply online Admissions:
www.amherst.edu/admission/
Financial Aid:
www.amherst.edu/~finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Amherst College

Statistics:
Applied 8,460
Admitted 1,127 13%
Enrolled total 461
Full Time: 461
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 660 760
SAT Math 660 770
SAT Writing 670 770
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 34
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 98%
4-year graduation rate 85%
6-year graduation rate 94%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Amherst College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $42,170.00 $42,170.00 $42,170.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $728.00 $728.00 $728.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,800.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 64%
Percent receiving grant aid 52%
Avg amount of grant aid $36,748.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 17%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,790.00

Amherst College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
European Studies/Civilization X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Neuroscience X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Latin Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X

Amherst College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
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