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Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
1,855
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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 10,569 prospective students applied, and 1,195 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 470 enrolled in the school.  1,855 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,640 plus fees of $1,000. Amherst is ranked 17 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

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

Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1310/1520
ACT 30/34
GPA 3.91
Applications Accepted
11.3% 
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$57,640
Costs for Amherst College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $15,310
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$76,750

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Outcomes

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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