Amherst College (Amherst, MA) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 13
Liberal Arts Colleges Ranking: 7

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 33%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 67%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+83%
600-69916%
600+99%

SAT Math Score

700+85%
600-69914%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3694%
24-296%
24+100%

Students applied9,285
Students admitted1,198
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$55,520
Fees$—
Room and board$14,740
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$72,166

Cost after need-based aid$20,325
Cost after non-need-based aid$72,166

Average debt at graduation$19,075

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$65,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$51,841
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,836

Full-Time

Men928
Women908

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained96%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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