Rank: 28

Amherst College

Amherst, MAwww.amherst.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1450/32
Enrollment
1,910
Amherst, a traditionally top-ranked liberal arts school, has many qualities that set it apart among small elite colleges. Its graduation rate of 95% is 7% higher than expected for students with similar test scores and...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$71,400
% of students who get any grants
62%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$18,200
Average price for low-income students
$4,000
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
N/A
student success
Graduation rate
95%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$10,500
Average salary within 5 years
$49,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
46%
admissions
Acceptance rate
14%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1450/32
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
15-Nov
Regular application
1-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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I love Amherst College with its ups and downs. The professors are amazing and the open curriculum makes the whole "finding yourself" experience even better. However, if you are in minority student, affinity groups (like the black students union, the queer resource center, the international students club, etc.) will be...
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There are a huge variety of courses, and there are always more courses that I want to take than I can fit into my schedule. There's no gen-education requirement, so you're pretty much always taking classes that you're really interested in. Professors are passionate and always happy to talk with...
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So far, Amherst has delivered a top-notch experience academically. Professors are leading experts in their fields, small classes guarantee individual attention and engagement, and there is an abundance of classes to take every semester. The open curriculum allows students to explore new topics, while spending time in-depth with topics they...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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