Amherst College

Amherst, MA

Questions and Answers

Helice B.
14 days ago
Does Amherst College have an ESA (emotional support animal) program?
Tabitha S.
20 days ago
Does Amherst College offer dining options for students with dietary restrictions?
Samantha M.
1 month ago
Is Amherst College test optional?
Tristen B.
3 months ago
What type of students are well suited to Amherst College and campus life?
Gabriele S.
4 months ago
Does your school offer any scholarships for international students?
Hannah H.
5 months ago
Is your school's financial aid based on need, academic merit, or both?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Most Selective (13% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

44% White
15% Asian
13% Hispanic
11% Black
7% Multiracial
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)168k
Senior Software Engineer159k
Software Engineer104k
Product Manager, Software103k
Business Development Manager97k
Business Development Associate55k
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)52k
Based on 1,855 student responses
64.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
127.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
32%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$58,640 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.