How much does Amherst College cost?

Amherst College Cost of Attendance
In-state $54,310
Out-of-state $54,310
On-Campus Room and Board $14,190
Off-Campus Room and Board $13,210
Average Annual Cost $19,519
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $5,311
$30,000-$48,000 $10,383
$48,000-$75,000 $11,372
$75,000-$110,000 $19,829
Over $110,000 $46,118

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 62% $48,235
Federal Grants 22% $5,291
Pell grants 22% $4,567
Other federal grants 15% $986
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $2,956
Institutional grants or scholarships 52% $47,490
Student loan aid 15% $5,460
Federal student loans 14% $5,287
Other student loans 2% $5,741

Contact Amherst College to learn about their financial aid program

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Amherst College Admissions

What is Amherst College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 13%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 33% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-770
SAT Math 700-790
SAT Writing 680-770
ACT Submissions 67% of applicants
Composite Score 32-34

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Amherst College Campus Life

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

17

Forbes Ranking

90%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

95%

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

90%

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