How Do You Compare to Amherst's Other Incoming Students?
Review the admissions stats from recent freshman classes to have a better understanding of your chances of being admitted to Amherst.
Below You'll Find:
What Admissions Statistics Mean for You?
Amherst's Admission Statistics can help you to understand the likelihood of being accepted. Compare your SAT and ACT scores to previously accepted students. If your scores are lower than average, that may mean you should try to retake the exam or look at schools that better fit your scores. A college's acceptance rates and selectivity are a good way to judge how difficult it is to be admitted.
High selectivity and low acceptance rates mean it will be difficult getting accepted to that college or university.
Selectivity (Fall 2016): How Many Students Get Accepted?
Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2016)
Additional Questions to Ask
- A college's selectivity gives us an idea of how rigorous the studies are, and how competitive the students are. However, not all students thrive in a competitive atmosphere, even if their grades are good. Does this college have the best learning environment for you?
Who's Applying: Applicants by Gender
Freshman SAT Scores: Are Yours in the Green?
These ranges represent the 25th to 75th percentile of those accepted. 53.0% of accepted freshmen submitted SAT scores.
NEW (2016) Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman ACT Scores: Are You in the Green?
These ranges represent the 25th to 75th percentile of those accepted. 49.0% of accepted freshmen submitted ACT scores.