Amherst College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Amherst College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Amherst College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Amherst College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

Admissions Stats

Fall 2018 Selectivity

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2018 acceptance rate 15%
Early decision acceptance rate 34%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 14%

Fall 2018 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 8,099
Female applicants 4,645
Male applicants 3,454
Applicants accepted 1,240
Female applicants accepted 651
Male applicants accepted 589
Freshman enrollment 490
Female freshman enrollment 251
Male freshman enrollment 239
Early decision applicants 440
Early decision applicants accepted 148
Early decision applicants enrolled 148
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 30%

Fall 2018 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,098
Students accepting place on wait list 471
Students accepted from wait list 3

Fall 2018 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2018 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2018 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 69%
SAT Critical Reading average score 715
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 670-770
SAT Math average score 713
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 670-770
SAT Writing average score 717
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 680-770
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2018 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 35%
Average ACT Composite score 32
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-34
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 30-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 29-34