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Amherst College

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Your Chances at Amherst
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Your Chances at Amherst
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Men
Women
# Applicants
3,601
4,326
# Admitted
536
596
% Admitted
14.9%
13.8%
% Overall
14.3%

Students who got into Amherst:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (4), Grades (8), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (2)
You need very high grades and standardized test scoresSep 09 2017Economics
You need very high grades and standardized test scores to even be considered.
ACT: 36 SAT: 1590 Female
You have to have almost straight As in allSep 07 2017Economics
You have to have almost straight As in all Ap classes and score in the top 1% on the ACT or SAT to have a realistic chance. Helps to be good enough to be a recruited athlete.
ACT: 35 SAT: 1580 Male
Amherst is very difficult to get in toAug 04 2016Unknown
Amherst is very difficult to get in to. Almost everyone is a top 1% academic (SAT/ACT/GPA) and has some kind of unique quality that distinguished them from the other many competitive applicants.
ACT: 34 Female
Pretty much did the same kind of think itMar 20 2015Undecided
Pretty much did the same kind of think it takes to get into any elite college. Worked Hard! I didn't have the best SAT scores, but I am a low income student and so I like how Amherst could look beyond my scores and see that I had potential.
Female
Don't go here, instead go to a college moreSep 10 2008Language - French/Spanish/etc.
Don't go here, instead go to a college more worthwhile... if you go to a five-college school, you can always take some classes here and transfer if you actually like it...
ACT: 27 SAT: 1960 Female
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