HomeAmherst College

A+

Rating

Private

Type

1,946

Students

$57,640

Tuition

11%

Acceptance

#29

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Amherst, MA

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Amherst College is a small private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA ranked 29th in the US. It has a total of 1,946 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.31% of applicants. Amherst College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its French Language and Literature, Mathematics, and African-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,640 per year, Amherst College is exceptionally pricey. 90.32% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring home near $65,000 per year, which is 56% greater than the national median.
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Cost

$58,640
Above Average

Amherst College

$58,640

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$76,750

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$23,558

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

11%Acceptance
Moderately Selective

Amherst College

11%

National

69%
Sat

1310 - 1520

59% of students submit

Admissions Yield

39%

ACT

27 - 34

51% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

1,946Undergrads
Very Small Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

50%

In-state

83%

Female

50%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

1%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
10% Mathematics, General10% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics8% Research and Experimental Psychology, Other71% Others

10% Mathematics, General

10% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

8% Research and Experimental Psychology, Other

71% Others

Mathematics, General

10%

74 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

10%

73 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psychology, Other

8%

54 Graduates

Computer Science

7%

52 Graduates

English Language and Literature, General

6%

41 Graduates

History, General

5%

37 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

5%

34 Graduates

Environmental Studies

4%

30 Graduates

French Language and Literature

4%

26 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors7:17:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

7

Number of Library Books

898,823

Academic Spend per Student

$32,689

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

96%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$44,100/Year

Amherst College

$44,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$44,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$65,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

90%