Amherst College

Amherst, MA

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Amherst College

Amherst College

Amherst College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due December 31
SAT II Scores Due December 31
College Will Notify April 5
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 3,656 4,805 8,461
Accepted 553 574 1,127
Acceptance Rate 15% 12% 13%
Enrolled 243 218 461

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(68% of Students Admitted to Amherst College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 660 to 760
  • Math 660 to 770
  • Writing 670 to 770
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 760 770 770
Bottom 25th Percentile 660 660 670

ACT Scores

(36% of Students Admitted to Amherst College Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 31 to 35
  • Math 29 to 34
  • Composite 30 to 34
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 34 34
Bottom 25th Percentile 31 29 30

Amherst College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Very Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 4
History 2
Math 4
Science 3
Social Studies 2
Lab 1
Electives 1 1

Amherst College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,904 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 18 (0%)

Amherst College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 30)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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