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Amherst College has been quite selective, as its acceptance rate is as low as 13% for 2018 admissions. The college offers only undergraduate courses like Economics, Mathematics, Arts, etc. The college can enroll nearly 1,850 students. Applications from individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree are not accepted at Amherst College. To get admission, international students are required to meet additional requirements.
|Application Portal||Common Application or Coalition Application|
|Application fees||65 USD|
|SAT, ACT scores||Required|
|International Student percentage||7%|
Amherst College has two options for applicants; apply under either Early Decision (ED) or Regular Decision.
|Application Deadline||Admission Response Form Submission Deadline|
|November 1, 2019 (Early Decision)||May 1, 2020|
|January 1, 2020 (Regular Decision)||May 1, 2020|
Each year, around the number of 9000 apply to Amherst College, out of which nearly 13% are accepted. 7% of those who are admitted, are international students. A couple of documents are required to be submitted before an application is evaluated.
Each applicant’s application is read by two admission deans before it is sent to the Admission Committee for discussion. The closest attention is given to:
At Amherst, your academic transcript is of a lot of value. The quality of your grades, the courses you have taken and the skills you have learned over the last four years prove to be the deciding factors for your admission to this college. Not just this, standardized tests, co-curricular activities, letter-of-recommendations are other few things that can help you in achieving distinction among other top applicants.
This is the only additional requirement that international students must meet for securing admissions at Amherst. Official score reports of either TOEFL or IELTS are required as a proof of English proficiency from those applicants whose native language is not English. The following table shows the minimum scores required:
|TOEFL (paper-division)||75; 25 or above|
Only undergraduate degrees are offered at Amherst College. The prospective students have around 40 majors to choose from.
How to apply: Common Application or Coalition Application along with Amherst College Writing Supplement
Academic Requirements for International Students: The following are the ACT and SAT scores that were accepted for the 2018 admissions:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Admission forms usually come out in November (for Early Decision) every year, and accepted students have to submit their response form maximum by the first week of May. With a very low acceptance rate, the international applicants are recommended to apply as early as possible to secure a seat in a program of their choice.