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

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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 1,839 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Amherst acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Mathematics, Economics, 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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Boltwood Avenue
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Amherst Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
Application Deadline
January 4
SAT Range
1310-1520
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,339 / 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
$57,627 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

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. 33 responses
24%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 33 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
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,839 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Academic, passionate, open-minded
    73%
  • Critical thinker, disciplined, loving
    9%
  • Far left wing entitlement liberal
    9%
  • Rich kids
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 27 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Awesome.
    36%
  • Better than Williams.
    32%
  • 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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