How much does Amherst College cost?

Amherst College Cost of Attendance
In-state $56,426
Out-of-state $56,426
On-Campus Room and Board $14,740
Off-Campus Room and Board $13,210
Average Annual Cost $19,275
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $7,276
$30,000-$48,000 $10,802
$48,000-$75,000 $13,764
$75,000-$110,000 $20,960
Over $110,000 $44,238

Amherst College Financial Aid and Debt

83%

Students paying down their debt

$12,975

Typical Total Student Debt

$134

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 66% $50,424
Federal Grants 20% $5,371
Pell grants 20% $4,733
Other federal grants 12% $1,000
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $2,822
Institutional grants or scholarships 56% $50,166
Student loan aid 19% $5,626
Federal student loans 17% $5,056
Other student loans 4% $7,490

Contact Amherst College to learn about their financial aid program

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do community service 304 Up to $500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Amherst College Admissions

What is Amherst College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 13%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 47% of applicants
SAT Reading 660-750
SAT Math 670-780
SAT Writing 680-770
ACT Submissions 54% of applicants
Composite Score 31-34

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Amherst College Campus Life

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

17

Forbes Ranking

85%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

93%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1836
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 99%
Gender Balance
Men
51%
Women
49%

Student Diversity

76%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
43.79%
Unknown
17.16%
Asian
14.27%
Hispanic or Latino
12.75%
Black or African American
11.38%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.60%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.05%

Amherst College Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

85%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$59,700

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Amherst College

Address

Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify