Admissions

Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
1,817
Tuition
$44,610
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Applicant Status At Amherst College

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:8,461
Male Applicants:3,656
Female Applicants:4,805
Total Acceptances:1,127
Male Acceptances:553
Female Acceptances:574
Acceptance Rate:13%
Yield: ? 41%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(413) 542-2328
Email:admission@amherst.edu
Web Site:www.amherst.edu/admission
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$60
Application Web Site:www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyea...
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 15December 15
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
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HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:461
Full-Time Male Enrollment:243
Full-Time Female Enrollment:218
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 1,462
Applicants Accepting: ? 574
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:162
Applicants Accepted:18
Students Enrolled:11

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 660 - 760 660 - 770 670 - 770 1990 - 2300 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 31 - 35 29 - 34 28 - 33 30 - 34 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:85%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:68%
Students Submitting ACT:36%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Writing required

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • How big music is here. I would have brushed up my guitar playing and joined one of the jazz combos on campus.
  • How cold it is.
  • That there is a true open curriculum-in other words, there are absolutely no required classes. I would have planned my studies better.
  • That there is absolutely no pressure from anyone here. You can do whatever you like, at whatever intensity. I would have come with a better plan of how to spend my college years.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Campus tours are usually accompanied by a group information session.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are led by students, and they run everyday, also in the summer. These campus tours are usually accompanied by a group information session. Tours start on at various hours of the morning and afternoon. Please visit www.amherst.edu/admission/visit/tours_infosessions, or call the admission office at (413) 542-2328 for schedule information.
Overnight Visits
A weekend for accepted students (pre-frosh, as they are called here) happens in April every year. During this weekend, current Amherst students will host the pre-frosh in their dorm rooms, and there will many scheduled events, both informative and fun, for the pre-frosh to attend.
Virtual Tour of Campus
www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/tours
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