Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst College has been proven to be the best liberal arts college in the country (2018-19) as per Wall Street Journal while 2nd best college for the same as per US News & World Report.
Programs, Campus and Residence
- Amherst College is a pure undergraduate 4 - year institution. The students can choose their interest from 38 majors offered by the college. Some of the popular majors are - Mathematics, General; English Language and Literature, General; Economics, General; Research and Experimental Psychology, Other; and Political Science and Government, General.
- The campus is spread across an area of about 1,000 acres out of which 500 acre of land is dedicated to a wildlife sanctuary. Amherst has 34 residence halls out of 7 are dedicated to first-year students.
Amherst College Admission Process
|Pre-Requisites||Official transcripts, LOR|
|Test Scores||SAT/ACT score, GRE/GMAT/MAT score|
|English Proficiency Test||TOEFL/IELTS score|
|Application Fee||65 USD |
|Intake Seasons||January 1|
How to Apply – Applicants may apply through Common Application, the Coalition Application or the QuestBridge Application.
Cost of Attendance
|Comprehensive Fees (tuition, room and board)||70,260 USD|
|Other Fees||906 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,000 USD|
|Personal Expenses||1,800 USD|
The students are provided financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants.
- Around 57% of the new students receive need based financial aid from the university.
- The amount disbursed for the scholarship is around 51,841 USD.
There are approx. 23,000 alumni of the university. The alumni are benefitted with various services such as library services, career opportunities, alumni directory and news and publications.