Tool December 2016

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 53.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 49.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 27.49%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 68.13%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 95.62%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32.27%
SAT I Math score 700+: 66.13%
SAT I Math score 600+: 98.40%
ACT score 24-29: 11.07%
ACT score 30-36: 88.52%
ACT score 24+: 99.59%
Students applied: 8,568
Students admitted: 1,210
Admission rate: 14%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 88%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 98%
Full-time enrolled men: 891
Full-time enrolled women: 904
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 1,795

COSTS

Tuition: $51,620
Room and board: $13,170
Est. book expense: $1,800
Fees: $856
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $49,134
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $62
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,108
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 62%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 25%