General Information About Amherst College
Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Navy)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Town: Fringe
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 7,679 Percent Admitted 16% Men Admitted 17% Women Admitted 15% Full Time Retention Rate 96%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 660 760 Math 660 760 Writing 660 760
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 29 33 English 30 34 Math 28 34 Writing 28 33
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,819 Native American 3 Asian 188 African American 186 Hispanic 174 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,795 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0