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Amherst College
  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

Amherst College Admissions

Admissions Overview

Amherst admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 11%. Students that get into Amherst have an average SAT score between 1310-1520 or an average ACT score of 30-34. 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 16.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
40%
Total Applicants
10,569
SAT Range
1310-1520
SAT Reading
650-740
SAT Math
660-780
Students Submitting SAT
59%
ACT Range
30-34
ACT English
31-35
ACT Math
27-34
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
51%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 4
Early Decision Deadline
November 16
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
    Recommended
  • 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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