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Best Values in Colleges

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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Amherst College is ranked 11 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 20 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 58%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+67%
600-69930%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+69%
600-69927%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3682%
24-2916%
24+99%

Students applied8,478
Students admitted1,173
Admission rate14%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,730
Fees$832
Room and board$13,210
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$64,772

Cost after need-based aid$17,529
Cost after non-need-based aid$64,772

Average debt at graduation$14,490

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$47,243
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,792

Full-Time

Men929
Women863

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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