Amherst College: Admission & Tests

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Below is a quick review of Amherst College general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
No
Amherst College admission requirements are extremely hard; in 2015/16 this college accepted only 14% of those who apply.

This college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

Amherst College generally will decline your:
  • dual credits
  • credits for life experience
  • advanced placement credits

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$60
Amherst College requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Amherst College is $60.00.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Assessment Test is usual step of the application. 53% of applicants at Amherst College submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 650 to 800 on Critical Reading, from 650 to 810 on Math, and from 650 to 800 on Writing. So, if you got above 760 in SAT Critical Reading, 760 in SAT Math, and 760 in SAT Writing - this gives good chances to get admitted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
610
730
760

SAT Math
610
730
760

SAT Writing
610
730
760

ACT Test Scores

American College Test is a typical stage of the application process at Amherst College. 49 percent of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 30 to 36 on Composite, from 31 to 37 on English, and from 28 to 36 on Math. Judging from these numbers, if you scored above 34 in ACT Composite, 35 in ACT English, and 33 in ACT Math - that should get you accepted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
27
33
34

ACT English
28
34
35

ACT Math
26
32
33

Contact Admissions

Phone
(413)
542-2000
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Amherst College, please contact the college directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (413) 542-2000 or check Amherst College Website

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