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Amherst College

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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 29thin the nation. It has a total of 1,946 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 11.31% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $57,640 per year, Amherst College is very high-priced. 90.32% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $65,000 per year, which is 56% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$58,640/Year
Above Average

Amherst College

$58,640

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$76,750/year

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$23,558/year

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
Small Student Population

Full-Time

492

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

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors7:17:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

7

Number of Library Books

898,823

Academic Spend per Student

$32,689

Full-time Retention Rate

96%

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

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%