|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad only|
|Students with disability||22%|
|Student to faculty ratio||8:1|
|Dormitory capacity||1,855 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Amherst College is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 8,396 applications and only 1,149 students were granted admission. Amherst College is at the #12 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 51% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 52% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1360 to 1555|
|ACT||31 to 34|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Amherst College's tuition was $51,620 for all students regardless of residency (92.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 62% of Amherst College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 21% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,592 (which is 4.4% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Amherst College in 2016-2017, was 68, which is 14% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,738 (which is 19.6% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Amherst College has enrolled a total of 1,849 students (1,849 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,849 students, 16 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
Black/African American: 12%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Amherst College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Mathematics And Statistics||12%||60|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||8%||44|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||20|
|Legal Professions And Studies||3%||16|
|English Language And Literature/letters||3%||14|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||2%||12|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Amherst College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Amherst College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,300. Last year, out of the total 290 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 258 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 259 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 228 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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