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 Amherst College

Amherst College - Amherst, MA

Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

General information:(413)542-2000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Town: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,791( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:8 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Navy)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,928 $40,862 $42,898 -5%
Out-of-state $38,928 $40,862 $42,898 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,150 $10,660 $11,200 -5%
Other $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $51,878 $54,322 $56,898 -4%
Off Campus $39,928 $41,862 $43,898 -5%
Off Campus with Family $39,928 $41,862 $43,898 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $51,878 $54,322 $56,898 -4%
Off Campus $39,928 $41,862 $43,898 -5%
Off Campus with Family $39,928 $41,862 $43,898 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $42,170
In-state fees $728
Out-of-state tuition $42,170
Out-of-state fees $728
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 311 64% --
Grant or scholarship aid 254 52% $9,334,008 $36,748
Federal grants 111 23% $627,950 $5,657
Pell grants 111 23% $463,075 $4,172
Other federal grants 104 21% $164,875 $1,585
State/local government grant or scholarships 16 3% $35,554 $2,222
Institutional grants or scholarships 254 52% $8,670,504 $34,136
Student loan aid 81 17% $388,004 $4,790
Federal student loans 78 16% $347,262 $4,452
Other student loans 11 2% $40,742 $3,704
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,164 65% $42,297,524 $36,338
Pell grants 393 22% $1,628,839 $4,145
Federal student loans 313 17% $1,582,324 $5,055

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,791
Undergraduate enrollment 1,791
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 14
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,460 3,655 4,805
Percent admitted 13% 15% 12%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 7% 5%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 312 68%
ACT 164 36%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 660 760
SAT Math 660 770
SAT Writing 670 770
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 34
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 7899
Baseball 31-
Basketball 2014
Field Hockey -20
Football 75-
Golf 109
Ice Hockey 2821
Lacrosse 4222
Soccer 2828
Softball -12
Squash 1415
Swimming and Diving 2826
Tennis 2517
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 010
Drug law violations 100
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 71415
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 001
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 401
Burglary 21613
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 71315
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 300
Burglary 18611
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.3%
Number in default2
Number in repayment147

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00211500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies1
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
Asian Studies/Civilization1
European Studies/Civilization0
Women's Studies2
Category total40
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1
Neuroscience4
Category total48
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science2
Category total12
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10
Category total75
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0
French Language and Literature7
German Language and Literature1
Latin Language and Literature1
Russian Language and Literature4
Spanish Language and Literature16
Category total48
History Colleges
History, General15
Category total38
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Studies, General7
Category total24
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General13
Category total20
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6
Category total11
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies5
Category total21
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3
Religion/Religious Studies4
Category total18
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy0
Chemistry, General2
Geology/Earth Science, General2
Physics, General4
Category total37
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General7
Category total44
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology0
Economics, General7
Political Science and Government, General25
Sociology5
Category total172
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7
Music, General6
Category total44
Grand total169