220 South Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Applications Accepted: Common App, Coalition App, QuestBridge

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: Amherst is committed to meeting 100% of the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Our financial aid packages for non-U.S. citizens include on-campus employment and institutional grant aid, without loan. In circumstances where students are unable to fulfill work expectations, Amherst may replace the employment contribution with loan.

Forms Required: FAFSA, CSS Profile

Do you meet full need? Amherst is a national leader in financial aid. We are need-blind in admission and meet 100% of demonstrated need with generous, no-loan financial aid packages. 75% of Amherst graduates in the Class of 2020 graduated with no student loan debt.

Additional financial aid information: All Amherst students who meet family-income eligibility requirements and/or are the first in their families to attend college are named Meiklejohn Fellows in their first year at the College. Fellows retain this distinction during their entire time at Amherst. Fellows have access to generous financial aid that does not include loans, funded internship and research experiences, individualized career advising, special programming, support to help navigate the college experience, and opportunities to build community and to network with Amherst alumni, and many other resources.

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 16

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 91%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

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Student Population

1,800 Undergraduate Students

White: 41%

Asian-American: 16%

Latinx: 14%

Black: 11%

Two or more: 7%

International: 11%