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  • Amherst College
  • General Address :
  • Boltwood Avenue
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
    Phone: (413) 542-2000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Amherst College seeks to provide the very best liberal arts education to undergraduate students and outstanding support to a faculty engaged in teaching and research. The College brings a diverse group of distinguished faculty members and exceptional students together in a residential setting conducive to personal and intellectual development. It encourages faculty to contribute to their disciplines and to society through scholarship, performance or professional work. Amherst promotes breadth of study for all students through its advising system and depth through its departmental majors. An Amherst education fosters critical thought and creative achievement in the sciences, arts and humanities by emphasizing close interaction between faculty and students and by offering vigorous support for independent research.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants7,9273,6014,326
    Percent admitted14%15%14%
    Percent admitted who enrolled41%43%39%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Formal demonstration of competenciesX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading670760
    SAT Math680770
    SAT Writing670760
    ACT Composite3034
    ACT English3135
    ACT Math2934
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$40,862$42,898$44,610$46,5744.4%
    Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$10,660$11,200$11,650$12,1704.5%
    Off Campus
    Room and board-$11,200$11,650$12,1704.5%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$54,322$56,898$59,060$61,5444.2%
    Off Campus$41,862$56,898$59,060$61,5444.2%
    Off Campus with Family$41,862$45,698$47,410$49,3744.1%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (413) 542-2296
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid130265%————
    Grant or scholarship aid26457%$11,222,626$42,510
    Federal grants8017%$438,800$5,485
    Pell grants8017%$379,800$4,748
    Other federal grants5913%$59,000$1,000
    State/local government grant or scholarships92%$5,850$650
    Institutional grants or scholarships26457%$10,777,976$40,826
    Student loan aid4911%$297,250$6,066
    Federal student loans398%$187,071$4,797
    Other student loans163%$110,179$6,886

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid11,10261%$45,821,215$41,580
    Pell grants36320%$1,630,777$4,492
    Federal student loans24013%$1,372,357$5,718

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