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Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Online amherst.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, Amherst College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,723 prospective students applied, and 1,246 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 492 enrolled in the school.  1,855 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $55,520 plus fees of $906. Amherst is ranked 17 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Amherst is rated within the top 4% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1330/1530
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.91
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Amherst College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$906
Room and Board $14,740
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$73,966

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$82,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
96% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Amherst College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 26%
English and Literature 12%
Foreign Languages 7%
Biology 7%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164465 IPEDS survey data for Amherst College.

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