Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 52.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 51.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 31.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 68.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 99.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 67.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 99.00%
ACT score 24-29: 11.00%
ACT score 30-36: 89.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 8,406
Students admitted: 1,161
Admission rate: 14%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 86%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 96%
Full-time enrolled men: 922
Full-time enrolled women: 927
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 1,849

COSTS

Tuition: $53,430
Room and board: $14,190
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $880
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $50,380
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $51,775
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,066
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 58%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 22%

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