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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 9%. Students that get into Amherst have an average SAT score between 1370-1550 or an average ACT score of 32-34. The regular admissions application deadline for Amherst is January 3. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Amherst early decision deadline is November 1.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
9%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
40%
Total Applicants
13,999
SAT Range
1370-1550
SAT Reading
680-760
SAT Math
690-790
Students Submitting SAT
36%
ACT Range
32-34
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
31%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 3
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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