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Is Amherst a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$195,032 Avg Total Cost

Amherst College Value Report

What is an Amherst degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Amherst with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality
Expensive Price

Amherst College is ranked #2,206 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Amherst College is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2206 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  1.56 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $195,032 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Amherst will cost you about $195,032. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $47,685 and a typical 4.09 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$47,685
Average Years to Graduate4.09
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$195,032

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Amherst student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Amherst degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$108,009 In-State With Aid
$325,564 Avg Cost No Aid
4.09 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Amherst.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$325,564#0F
All Students$195,032#2,206F
Only Students Receiving Aid$108,009#173A
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$325,564#F
All Students$195,032#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$108,009#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 65% of Amherst students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Amherst financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Amherst cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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