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Can I get into Amherst College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,210 out of 8,568 applicants or 14% were admitted making Amherst College a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||39%||39%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Amherst College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Amherst College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Amherst College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1430 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1360. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1500 out of 1600. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>25%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||14%-25%|
|31 to 32||Avg -||10%-14%|
|30 to 31||Reach||7%-10%|
|Less than 30||Low||<7%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1570 and Above||Good||>22%|
|1500 to 1570||Avg +||14%-22%|
|1430 to 1500||Avg -||9%-14%|
|1360 to 1430||Reach||5%-9%|
|Less than 1360||Low||<5%|
Amherst College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Amherst College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164465 IPEDS survey data for Amherst College.