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Amherst College
  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

Amherst College Admissions

What is the acceptance rate for Amherst?

Amherst admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 12%. Students that get into Amherst have an average SAT score between 1430-1560 or an average ACT score of 32-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Amherst is January 4. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Amherst early decision deadline is November 1.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
12%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
40%
Total Applicants
10,600
SAT Range
1430-1560
SAT Reading
710-770
SAT Math
720-790
Students Submitting SAT
59%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
33-36
ACT Math
29-34
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
42%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 4
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$60
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Considered but not required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
71%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 7 responses
Poll
100%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 7 responses

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