What SAT and ACT Scores are Required for Amherst College

Amherst College Typical SAT Scores

Average SAT score for Amherst College is 1451.

Half of the admitted students have SAT scores from 1430 to 1571. Top 25% of admitted students has SAT score higher than 1571. Bottom 25% of admitted students has SAT score lower than 1430.

You need to have at least 1430 as your SAT score to get into Amherst College. SAT score lower than 1430 still can get you in but your application need to stand out.

Typical SAT scores for Amherst College are from 710 to 790 for math and from 720 to 781 for reading and writing.

New SAT Score25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Math Score710760790
Reading and Writing Score720751781
Cumulative SAT Score143015111571

Amherst College Typical ACT Scores

Half of the students admitted to Amherst College have ACT scores from 31 to 34. Top 25% of admitted students has ACT score higher than 34.

If you have 34 on your ACT test you have a good chance in getting into Amherst College assuming that other parts of your application are equally great. Bottom 25% of admitted students has ACT score lower than 31.

You ACT score needs to be at least 31 to have some chance getting into Amherst College. Typical ACT scores for Amherst College are from 29 to 34 for math and from Not available to Not available for reading and writing.

ACT Scores25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Cumulative Score313334
English Score323435
Math Score293234
Writing ScoreNot availableNot availableNot available

Amherst College Old SAT Scores (2400) Requirements

Old SAT Score25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Critical Reading Score680727773
Math Score680730780
Writing Score680725770

Amherst College Admission Rate

Amherst College admission rate is 0.1412. It means that out of 100 applicants only 14 will be accepted.

Amherst College Details

OwnershipPrivate nonprofit
Zip Code01002-5000
RegionNew England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Number of Students219
College Website
College Program4 Year

Amherst College Tuition

In State Tuition$50,562
Out of State Tuition$50,562
Average Net Cost To Attend$18,848

Amherst College Demographics

Non-resident Alien9.64%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.06%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.45%

Amherst College Fields Of Study and Degrees

Field of StudyDegreeField of Study CIP
Natural Resources Conservation and ResearchBachelors Degree0301 (03.01)
Architectural History and CriticismBachelors Degree0408 (04.08)
Area StudiesBachelors Degree0501 (05.01)
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group StudiesBachelors Degree0502 (05.02)
Computer ScienceBachelors Degree1107 (11.07)
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and LinguisticsBachelors Degree1604 (16.04)
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and LinguisticsBachelors Degree1605 (16.05)
Romance Languages, Literatures, and LinguisticsBachelors Degree1609 (16.09)
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and LinguisticsBachelors Degree1612 (16.12)
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate)Bachelors Degree2200 (22.00)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional StudiesBachelors Degree2202 (22.02)
English Language and Literature, GeneralBachelors Degree2301 (23.01)
Biology, GeneralBachelors Degree2601 (26.01)
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular BiologyBachelors Degree2602 (26.02)
Neurobiology and NeurosciencesBachelors Degree2615 (26.15)
MathematicsBachelors Degree2701 (27.01)
StatisticsBachelors Degree2705 (27.05)
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherBachelors Degree3099 (30.99)
PhilosophyBachelors Degree3801 (38.01)
Religion/Religious StudiesBachelors Degree3802 (38.02)
Astronomy and AstrophysicsBachelors Degree4002 (40.02)
ChemistryBachelors Degree4005 (40.05)
Geological and Earth Sciences/GeosciencesBachelors Degree4006 (40.06)
PhysicsBachelors Degree4008 (40.08)
Psychology, GeneralBachelors Degree4201 (42.01)
Research and Experimental PsychologyBachelors Degree4227 (42.27)
Social Sciences, GeneralBachelors Degree4501 (45.01)
AnthropologyBachelors Degree4502 (45.02)
EconomicsBachelors Degree4506 (45.06)
Political Science and GovernmentBachelors Degree4510 (45.10)
SociologyBachelors Degree4511 (45.11)
Drama/Theatre Arts and StagecraftBachelors Degree5005 (50.05)
Film/Video and Photographic ArtsBachelors Degree5006 (50.06)
Fine and Studio ArtsBachelors Degree5007 (50.07)
MusicBachelors Degree5009 (50.09)
HistoryBachelors Degree5401 (54.01)

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