Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA, 01002
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A Athletics
  • B Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • B Party Scene

Amherst College Admissions

Acceptance Rate 11.31%
Acceptance Deadline January 4
Students Receiving Financial Aid 68.5%

Amherst College Cost

Net Price* $16,339
Average Total Aid Awarded $5,323
Students Receiving Financial Aid 68.5%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Amherst College Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 7:1

Amherst College Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Research and Experimental Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Amherst College Online

Offers Online Courses No

Amherst College Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 1,855

Amherst College Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process.'s advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Feven Alemu
Duke University
Hi! My name is Feven, and I graduated in 2018 from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Global Health. I'm an Atlanta native and prospective law student at Emory University. I'm so excited to start working with you on your admissions journey!

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Bailee Peralto
Brown University
Hi! My name is Bailee Peralto and I'm in my seventh semester at Brown University, where I study Public Policy. I have two years of experience working with high school students on college applications. I specialize in advising on scholarships and financial aid, staying on track with deadlines, deciding on a school list, and crafting strong college essays. As a first-generation college student myself, I love being able to support other first-generation students in their college application journey. At Brown I'm involved in Model United Nations, I'm a Writing Fellow, and I'm a Co-Programmer for the Multiracial Heritage Series at the Brown Center for Students of Color where I'm involved in activism and community organizing. I also work as a Policy Intern for the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. I really enjoy working with students on crafting their applications to make their college dreams come true!

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Sami Elrazky
Yale University
Hi ! I'm Sami - I'm a junior at Yale, admitted through Questbridge Regular Decision. I'm a first generation, low-income student from Tacoma, Washington and I'm happy to help you get through the college process! I'm double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology and History of Science, Healthcare & Medicine. I am an undergraduate student researcher studying Parkinson's disease, and I'm passionate about undergraduate research and have organized several large-scale research-oriented events and initiatives as vice-president of the Yale Undergraduate Research Association. I am applying for MD/PhD programs, and aside from helping students craft a winning application to their choice colleges, I'm willing and eager to answer any questions about scientific research or premedical studies!

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Matthew Yekell
Stanford University
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I'm a member of Stanford's Class of 2025. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on my test scores and low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.

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Kaveh Badrei
Princeton University
Hello! I’m Kaveh, a recent Princeton University graduate who majored in the School of Public and International Affairs with minors in French and the History & Practice of Diplomacy, focusing on public policy, international relations, and human rights. Over the course of my four years at Princeton, I wrote for the campus newspaper and participated in multiple organizations devoted to community service, civic engagement, and diplomacy. I was also an active member of the performing arts scene on campus. Outside the classroom, I have had the chance to work in the fields of public policy and global affairs at non-profit advocacy organizations, international institutions, and local government bodies both inside the US and around the world. I can’t wait to use my skills and experiences to help students achieve their goals on this exciting path to college!

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Jeremiah Fernandez
Georgetown University
My name is Jeremiah Fernandez. I'm a writer, and I specialize in helping with essays as well as helping students create their own decision architecture.

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Amherst College

Allison Guo
University of Michigan

My advisor made a genuine effort to get to know me, which made the essays that we worked on together stronger and much more authentic. Working with CollegeAdvisor helped build my confidence in my college applications!

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