SAT Range 1,360 - 1,553
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Amherst College is a Private not-for-profit school located in Amherst Center, MA. Amherst College has a total enrollment of 1,795 with a graduation rate of 95% and a student/faculty ratio of 8:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Amherst College SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Amherst College.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$16,861
Avg. price for students living on campus$68,986
Avg. price for students living off campus$68,986


Total applicants8,568
Total admissions1,210
Admission rate14%
Application fee$60
Average staff salary$111,996

25th percentile score

SAT math680
SAT reading680
SAT writing680
ACT composite31

75th percentile score

SAT math780
SAT reading773
SAT writing770
ACT composite34

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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