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Amherst College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $34,280 $36,232 $37,640 $38,928 3.4%
Books and supplies $950 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,080 $9,420 $9,790 $10,150 3.7%
Other $1,700 $1,700 $1,800 $1,800 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,010 $48,352 $50,230 $51,878 3.3%

Map & Directions

Map of Amherst College

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,679 3,368 4,311
Percent admitted 16% 17% 15%
Percent admitted who enrolled 38% 41% 36%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 356 76%
ACT 120 26%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 7/1/1929 -   Accredited