Amherst College

Men's D3 Coach: Marlon Sears
2 / 10
1,855 Undergrads / 1,855 Students
4 / 10
$16,339 Net Price
10 / 10
11% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    New England (NESCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
88% / 95%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • United Kingdom
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • London United Kingdom
Where Grads Work
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Citi
  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • IBM
  • Bank of America
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Credit Suisse
  • UC Berkeley
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Microsoft
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Consulting
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Arts and Design
  • Information Technology
  • Business Development
  • Community and Social Services
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
680 - 775
660 - 780
1400 - 1560
31 - 35
27 - 34
30 - 34

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 670 - 770 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 10,569 4,776 5,792
% Admitted 11% 12% 11%
% Admits That Enroll 39% 42% 37%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 4.07
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (22%)
    Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (14%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (13%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (9%)
    Computer Science (9%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (8%)
    Mathematics, General (6%)
    English Language & Literature (6%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (6%)
    English Language and Literature, General (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Research and Experimental Psychology, Other (6%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (5%)
    History, General (5%)
    Environmental Studies (5%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$58,640
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$15,310
    Personal Expenses$1,800
    Sticker Price$76,750

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    68% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship62%$57,627
    Federal Grants30%$5,323
    Pell Grants30%$4,718
    Other Federal18%$1,007
    State & Local Grants4%$2,780
    Institutional Grants62%$55,042
    Student Loans18%$7,348
    Federal Loans14%$4,489
    Other Loans7%$10,899

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $2.38 Billion $1.28 Million

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $13,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $12,000 $138

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.8%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 251 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $65,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.68 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 88% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 11 11
    Fondling 10 10
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 10 10
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
    Arson 1 1

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
    Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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