Amherst College Overview


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Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, Amherst College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 8,568 prospective students applied, and 1,210 were granted admission. Of those admitted 477 enrolled in the school. 1,795 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $49,730 plus fees of $832.

Amherst College is ranked 13 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Amherst College. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Amherst College is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

87% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

95% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

96% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164465 IPEDS survey data for Amherst College.

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