Amherst College

247 reviews
  1. Amherst, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Amherst College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002

Amherst College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
SAT Range
1350-1548
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$14,687/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,700/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,840/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,759/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,406/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,438/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
27%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,792Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Academic, passionate, open-minded
    80%
  • Critical thinker, disciplined, loving
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
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After Amherst College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

247 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    96
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    7
Amherst is an active, inspiring, curious place. The people all want so much more from life and are willing to do all to achieve that. Very active minds. Conversations can go in a billion different directions and it makes life at the college so interesting.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Everybody here is super enthusiastic and so bright.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Not everything that I expected, especially socially, but I definitely feel that I'm getting an excellent education.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago