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Best Values in Colleges

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Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

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Amherst College is ranked 5 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 69%
Applicants who took ACT 34%

SAT Verbal Score

700+65%
600-69933%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+64%
600-69934%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3680%
24-2919%
24+99%

Students applied8,565
Students admitted1,110
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate86%
5-year graduation rate92%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,800
Fees$744
Room and board$12,170
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$59,714

Cost after need-based aid$16,290
Cost after non-need-based aid$59,714

Average debt at graduation$14,566

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$43,424
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,817

Full-Time

Men931
Women886

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained98%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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