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Amherst College
  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Amherst is a highly rated private college located in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,745 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Amherst acceptance rate is 12%. Popular majors include Economics, Mathematics, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 95% of students, Amherst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,100.

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AMHERST, MA 01002
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Amherst College Rankings

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Amherst Admissions

Acceptance Rate
12%
Application Deadline
January 4
SAT Range
1430-1560
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,832 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$57,918 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 19 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    63%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,745 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Academic, passionate, open-minded
    74%
  • Critical thinker, disciplined, loving
    9%
  • Far left wing entitlement liberal
    9%
  • Rich kids
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 28 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Awesome.
    38%
  • Better than Williams.
    31%
  • Elitist and academically empty
    12%
  • You'll know everybody!
    12%
  • Awkward
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 11 responses

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