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Best Values in Colleges

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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Amherst College is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 11 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 63%
Applicants who took ACT 41%

SAT Verbal Score

700+66%
600-69930%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+65%
600-69931%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3678%
24-2922%
24+100%

Students applied7,927
Students admitted1,132
Admission rate14%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,720
Fees$806
Room and board$12,680
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$62,206

Cost after need-based aid$16,602
Cost after non-need-based aid$62,206

Average debt at graduation$15,466

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$45,604
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,785

Full-Time

Men900
Women885

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained98%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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