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Amherst College – Amherst, MA

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Contact
Amanda Hart
Assoc Dean of Admission & Coord of Diversity Outreach
Phone: (413) 542-2328
Email: ahart@amherst.edu


Inquiry Form

About Amherst College

Amherst College is an undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college that awards a Bachelor of Arts degree in 37 different majors. Special features include the open curriculum; opportunities for collaborative faculty-student research, community-based learning, and participation in colloquia and special seminars throughout the year; a long history of distinguished teaching and scholarship; and membership in the Five College Consortium. Amherst students may take courses for credit at Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

 

Offering the first undergraduate neuroscience program in the country, Amherst has a long, established commitment to undergraduate research, particularly in the sciences. As early as the summer after their first year at Amherst, students can apply for the Summer Science Research Fellowship Program , fully funded on-campus scientific research opportunities.



Basic Information
Institution Type Private
School Size Small (fewer than 2,000 students)
Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation No Preference or affiliation
Student Body
Acceptance Rate Less than 25%
Out of State Students 75% - 100%
Single Sex or Co-ed? Co-educational
Underrepresented Students 40% - 45%
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities Services for the visually impaired
Wheelchair access
Services for the hearing impaired
Services for the learning disabled
Services for students with speech and communication disorders
Athletics Division III Teams
Intercollegiate Programs
Intramural Programs
Applying to Amherst College
Average High School GPA N/A
Average SAT: Mathematics 730
Average SAT: Critical Reading 730
Average SAT: Writing 730
Average ACT Composite 32
Required Test Either the SAT or the ACT is required.
Essay Required
Interview Not Required
Financial Information
In-state Tuition Over $40,000
Out-of-state Tuition Over $40,000
Academic Information
Degrees Professional Certification
3/2 Engineering Program
Bachelor of Arts
Specific Programs Internships
Research Opportunities
Student employment services
Student designed major
Study abroad
Double Major
Teacher certification
Honors Program
Work-study program
Independent Study
View Programs and Majors at Amherst College
Open Houses
Event Name Amherst College Diversity Open House Weekend
Web Site https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh
Dates Saturday September 26, 2015
Description

We believe that the best way for you to learn about our community is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, attend classes, and spend time in a residence hall.  Up to 200 high school seniors will be selected for the Diversity Open House.  Seventy-five percent of the students who attend one of the programs will choose to apply to Amherst, although you will be under no obligation to apply to Amherst if you choose to attend the program.  The application deadline is August 17, 2015, 4:30pm, EST. (Note that the programs from from September 26-28 and October 17-19, 2015).

 

Application Process

A completed application should include a copy of your high school transcript or grade reports for your freshman, sophomore and junior years, any standardized test results and a short essay response.  Those students admitted to the Open House, will receive a letter inviting them to attend the program.  The selection committee will prioritize the invitation of students who demonstrate limited family financial resources, regardless of cultural background and under-represented cultural groups such as African- American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, and Asian-American backgrounds.  The Admission Office will fund 100% of airline, bus, or train transportation costs for students visiting during the Open House Weekends.  Some students who apply to the Open House will also receive a fee waiver for the Amherst College $60.00 application fee in order to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend the Open House.  

 

You can find the online application here: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh/

Contact Ms. Mandy Hart, Associate Dean of Admission
Phone: 4135422328
Email: divtravel@amherst.edu
Event Name Amherst College Diversity Open House Weekend
Web Site https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh
Dates Saturday October 17, 2015
Description

We believe that the best way for you to learn about our community is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, attend classes, and spend time in a residence hall.  Up to 200 high school seniors will be selected for the Diversity Open House.  Seventy-five percent of the students who attend one of the programs will choose to apply to Amherst, although you will be under no obligation to apply to Amherst if you choose to attend the program.  The application deadline is August 17, 2015, 4:30pm, EST. (Note that the programs from from September 26-28 and October 17-19, 2015).

 

Application Process

A completed application should include a copy of your high school transcript or grade reports for your freshman, sophomore and junior years, any standardized test results and a short essay response.  Those students admitted to the Open House, will receive a letter inviting them to attend the program.  The selection committee will prioritize the invitation of students who demonstrate limited family financial resources, regardless of cultural background and under-represented cultural groups such as African- American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, and Asian-American backgrounds.  The Admission Office will fund 100% of airline, bus, or train transportation costs for students visiting during the Open House Weekends.  Some students who apply to the Open House will also receive a fee waiver for the Amherst College $60.00 application fee in order to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend the Open House.  

 

You can find the online application here: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh/

Contact Ms. Mandy Hart, Associate Dean of Admission
Phone: 4135422328
Email: divtravel@amherst.edu
Early Admission
Early Admission Name Early Decision
Web Site https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear/calendar_deadlines
Application Deadline Friday November 15, 2013
Description Early decision is for students who have chosen Amherst as their number one school. Early decision is a binding agreement. Applications are due November 15th and decisions will be made by December 15th. 
Application Process Regular decision applications must be postmarked by January 1st. 
Contact Mr. Tyler Chapman, Admission Fellow
Phone: 4135422328
Email: tmchapman11@amherst.edu

 

 
   
 
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