Amherst College is an extremely selective school. Around 9,280 applications are received by Amherst College every year. With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be around 13 percent which equates to about 1,200 students being accepted to the school. Annually, 39 % of the 1,200 students who received the acceptance letter from Amherst College decided to attend. The institution tends to see 44 percent of the applicants who applied are men compared to 55 percent who are women. When the term begins, about 49 percent of those accepted women decided to study at Amherst College and 50 percent were males.

Students are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to Amherst College when applying. Most often, accepted students have test scores in the range of 32 - 34 for ACT or 1,450 - 1,550 for SAT. This institution also accepts Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits. Amherst College’s undergraduate application fee is $60. To submit your application to Amherst College, you will need to present these required documents: ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record. The institution highly suggests that applicants have the completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies, Secondary school GPA, and Secondary school rank.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
9,285
Male 4,125
Female 5,160

 

Acceptance
1,207
Male 618
Female 619

 

Enrollment Total
471
Male 237
Female 234


Acceptance Rate
13%
Male
15%
Female
12%

 

Yield
39%
Male
38.4%
Female
37.8%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$60


Graduate

Unknown



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language


    Recommended

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Formal demonstration of competencies
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank