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Compare Amherst College’s Scorecard to Other Colleges

Check out Amherst’s national, regional, and state rankings below. Is the value, educational quality, and diversity up to your standards?

Value for your Money
NationwideGoodB 488 of 1,472
Region (New England)BestA 19 of 236
State (Massachusetts)GoodB+13 of 64
Student Body Caliber
Admissions Selectivity11.3%A+34 of 3,678
Average Combined Old SAT Score (Math & Reading)1,415A+57 of 1,217
Average Combined New SAT Score1470A+57 of 1,217
Educational Resources
Student to Faculty Ratio7 : 1A+205 of 3,794
Percentage of Full-Time Teachers91.6%A+257 of 4,040
Average Faculty Compensation$11,732A+80 of 2,371
Expenditures per Student$30,709A+122 of 2,572
Degree Completion
Freshman Retention Rate96.0%A+146 of 3,392
Graduation Rate95.5%A+61 of 3,271
Graduation Rate BoostAs ExpectedB-768 of 2,108
Post Graduation Earnings
Average Following Graduation
Boost Following Graduation
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Student Loan Default Rate
Ethnic DiversityBestA126 of 3,732
Male to Female DiversityBestA+193 of 3,732
Geographic DiversityBestA+60 of 3,452

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