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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 58.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 45.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 29.56%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 67.15%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 97.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 26.64%
SAT I Math score 700+: 68.61%
SAT I Math score 600+: 95.00%
ACT score 24-29: 16.43%
ACT score 30-36: 82.16%
ACT score 24+: 98.59%
Students applied: 8,478
Students admitted: 1,173
Admission rate: 14%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 87%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 98%
Full-time enrolled men: 929
Full-time enrolled women: 863
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 1,792

COSTS

Tuition: $49,730
Room and board: $13,210
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $832
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $47,243
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $48,535
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,103
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 62%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 31%