Admissions Information

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school at Amherst College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.amherst.edu/admission/
Online Applicationhttps://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedNo credits accepted
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 9.00% and the yield is 41.98%. 6,175 men and 7,824 women applied to Amherst and 494 men and 704 women students were accepted. Among them, 222 men and 282 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,9996,1757,824
Admitted1,260494704
Enrolled529222282
Acceptance Rate 9.00%8.00%9.00%
Yield 41.98%44.94%40.06%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 183 students (35% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 161 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 690 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680760
SAT Math690790
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math3035
ACT English3335
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Amherst College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Amherst College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Amherst Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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