Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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Amherst College is ranked 8 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 14 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 53%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+68%
600-69927%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+66%
600-69932%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-2911%
24+100%

Students applied8,568
Students admitted1,210
Admission rate14%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,620
Fees$856
Room and board$13,170
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$67,446

Cost after need-based aid$18,312
Cost after non-need-based aid$67,446

Average debt at graduation$15,756

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$49,134
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,795

Full-Time

Men891
Women904

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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