Skip to Main Content

Amherst College Admissions

Amherst admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 13%. Students that get into Amherst have an average SAT score between 1400-1560 or an average ACT score of 32-34. 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
13%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
40%
Total Applicants
9,285
SAT Range
1400-1560
SAT Reading
700-770
SAT Math
700-790
Students Submitting SAT
33%
ACT Range
32-34
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
29-34
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
67%

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
Explore Admissions at Similar Colleges
More
Back to Full Profile