Freshman Admission Reqs
Freshman Admission Reqs
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High School Preparation
High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Units Req or Recommended
Subject Req Reco
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Foreign Language 3
Social Studies 2
History 2
Examinations
Subject Required Units Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted January 4
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component Not reported
Applying For Admission
Applying For Admission
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Admissions Office
Address
PO Box 5000
Amherst
MA
01002-5000
Fax
(413) 542-2040
Application Dates & Fees
Regular Admission Deadline
January 4, 2022
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
January 4, 2022
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Application Form
Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Accepted
Other Application Requirements
Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Amherst College Supplement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
Selection of Students
Selection of Students
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Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Ethnicity X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Academic GPA X
Essay X
Interview X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Profile of Fall Admission
Profile of Fall Admission
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Overall Admission Rate
11% of 10,569 applicants were admitted
Women
11% of 5,792 applicants were admitted
Men
12% of 4,777 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
486 (41%) of 1,195 admitted students enrolled
Women
244 (38%) of 642 admitted students enrolled
Men
242 (44%) of 553 admitted students enrolled
Students Offered Wait List
1,447
Students Accepting Wait List Position
762
Students Admitted From Wait List
48
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 Scale)
3.75 and Above
Not Reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not Reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not Reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not Reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not Reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not Reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math: 750 average, 720-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
83.3%
Score of 600 - 700
16.3%
Score of 500 - 600
0.4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW: 727 average, 690-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
73.9%
Score of 600 - 700
26.1%
Score of 500 - 600
0%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
33 average, 31-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
91.3%
Score of 24 - 29
8.8%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 88%
Top quarter: 98%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported
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