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Amherst College Admissions

Amherst admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 14%. Students that get into Amherst have an average SAT score between 1360-1555 or an average ACT score of 31-34. The regular admissions application deadline for Amherst is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Amherst early decision deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
40%
Total Applicants
8,396
SAT Range
1360-1555
SAT Reading
680-775
SAT Math
680-780
Students Submitting SAT
52%
ACT Range
31-34
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
29-34
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
51%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
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
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    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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