Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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Amherst College is ranked 9 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 19 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 52%
Applicants who took ACT 51%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+68%
600-69931%
600+99%

SAT Math Score

700+67%
600-69932%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-2911%
24+100%

Students applied8,406
Students admitted1,161
Admission rate14%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$53,430
Fees$880
Room and board$14,190
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$69,500

Cost after need-based aid$19,120
Cost after non-need-based aid$69,500

Average debt at graduation$18,662

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$50,380
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,849

Full-Time

Men922
Women927

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.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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